New Brexit minister says UK's position on Northern Ireland Protocol is unchangedNew Brexit minister says UK's position on Northern Ireland Protocol is unchanged

New Brexit minister says UK's position on Northern Ireland Protocol is unchanged

Liz Truss
The United Kingdom's new Brexit minister wants dialogue over Northern Ireland issues to be sped up but warned that London's position "has not changed".The United Kingdom's new Brexit minister wants dialogue over Northern Ireland issues to be sped up but warned that London's position "has not changed".
The United Kingdom's new Brexit minister wants dialogue over Northern Ireland issues to be sped up but warned that London's position "has not changed".
Frost, who had been in the position since July 2019, is thought to have left because of concerns about the government's "direction fo travel" on certain issues, including COVID-19.
In a statement released on Tuesday following her first phone call with the EU's Brexit negotiator, Maros Sefcovic, Truss said the UK "wants a constructive relationship with the EU, underpinned by trade and our shared belief in freedom and democracy".
She also stressed that "the UK position has not changed".
Truss, 46, has been given the portfolio on top of her current role as the UK's foreign affairs minister.
Commentators were split over what signal her appointment meant for negotiations.
"I'm committed to continue working towards a conclusive understanding with the UK on practical solutions for Northern Ireland stakeholders," he wrote on Twitter.