NI Protocol: Govt must come clean and publish full legal advice

The Liberal Democrats have criticised Brandon Lewis’ refusal to commit to publishing the government’s full legal advice around its plans to overhaul the Northern Ireland protocol.

It comes after Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael raised the issue in Parliament last week and demanded the government publish its legal advice in full.

Liberal Democrat Northern Ireland Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said: “The refusal to publish this legal advice looks like yet another attempt to cover up Boris Johnson’s repeated lies and law-breaking. The government must come clean and publish what legal advice was received and who from in full.

Alistair Carmichael MP

“The public deserves full transparency over the legality of plans to rip up the Northern Ireland Protocol and risk a trade war with our closest neighbours. If Conservative ministers have nothing to fear, they have nothing to hide.”

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