Sinn Fein ‘were not excluded’ from meeting with Foreign Secretary

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has insisted Sinn Fein were not excluded from a meeting with him in Belfast. It came after the party said its leader, Mary Lou McDonald, was told she could not attend the meeting to discuss the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Stormont political deadlock. Speaking after the meeting, DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said he did not want to get drawn into the row but no party was excluded.