Brexit LIVE: Truss sent new A16 ultimatum – threat to derail 'absolutely crucial' EU talks


Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss has been warned she must resolve the Northern Ireland protocol or the DUP may collapse Stormont, leader of the party, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said. 

With talks over the protocol set to resume, Sir Jeffrey warned January will be a crucial month to establish real progress on the Northern Ireland protocol. 

He told The Daily Telegraph: “January is going to be an absolutely crucial month.

“We need a clear date now, we need a clear timeline in which there is an expectation of real progress or the Government takes the action that is necessary.

“It is crucial that Liz Truss moves this process forward quickly and that we get real and meaningful progress on a range of issues, not least of which is removing the checks on the movement of goods within the United Kingdom internal market.

“If we don’t get rapid and decisive progress in these negotiations and one side or the other is kicking the can down the road, this will have major implications for the stability of the political institutions in Northern Ireland.”


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