‘The problem is Brexit, not the Northern Ireland Protocol’, says MEP David McAllister
09 July 2022 | 1:22 pm
In a tumultuous week for British politics, European Union lawmakers continue to call on Westminster to resume post-Brexit talks. German-British MEP David McAllister is chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and closely involved in Brexit-related issues on the EU side.
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