The Leader podcast| Brexit: What’s being renegotiated and can the UK be trusted?

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Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings has said the Prime Minister never understood what his Withdrawal Agreement with the EU really meant (Aaron Chown/PA) (PA Archive)
Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings has said the Prime Minister never understood what his Withdrawal Agreement with the EU really meant (Aaron Chown/PA) (PA Archive)

The Evening Standard’s Jack Kessler joins us to explain what’s been renegotiated between the UK and the EU over Brexit.

The European Union’s relaxing rules on checks for goods like chilled meats going into Northern Ireland, which the UK says are causing disruption for supplies.

But with Brexit minister Lord Frost warning Britain could invoke Article 16 and unilaterally revoke the whole thing, will the compromises being unveiled be enough to calm concerns on both sides?

Meanwhile, Dominic Cummings has claimed it was the UK’s plan all along to throw out bits of the Brexit deal it didn’t like, prompting some leading politicians to say Downing Street can’t be trusted.

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