PM: Has to be East-West consent to NI Protocol

There has to be East-West consent to the Northern Ireland Protocol as well as North-South, the Prime Minister has said. Unionists are alarmed at extra red tape on trade from the rest of the UK caused by post-Brexit arrangements introduced to keep the Irish land border open. Speaking at Queen's University Belfast, Boris Johnson said: "There has got to be a balance and symmetry in that". He added that he wants to "ensure that the protocol upholds the wishes of both communities and has the consent of both".