Boris Johnson has accepted that the political deadlock in Northern Ireland is a “direct consequence” of the Brexit deal he signed.
Speaking to the BBC’s political editor, Chris Mason, the Prime Minister insisted that the Northern Ireland Protocol “had a lot to say” but that it needed to be fixed as it is currently “unbalanced” in the way it is implemented. interpret.
Johnson was at Hillsborough Castle to encourage Northern Ireland parties to reform institutions after the assembly elections.
So far, the Democratic Unionist Party has withheld its support until the government takes “decisive action” on post-Brexit trade deals.