Reaction to plans to scrap parts of Northern Ireland Protocol ‘more muted than expected’, says PM

‘We don’t want to fall out over this. We want a solution,’ he said ahead of a vote on the proposed legislation

<p>PM Boris Johnson at a press conference during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda</p>

PM Boris Johnson at a press conference during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda

Boris Johnson has insisted that the response to his government’s controversial plans to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol was more “muted” than expected.

The prime minister made the comment during a visit to Rwanda, while MPs have been preparing to debate the proposed legislation next week.

On Monday, the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill will be given its second reading in the Commons and MPs will vote on whether it can proceed for further consideration.

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