Quote of the day 3rd January 2023

"I'm sure we've all made mistakes in the handling of Brexit."

(Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admits that makes were made on all sides during the Brexit negotiations, adding that perhaps the current treaty is a "little bit too strict" and that the European Union was willing to make compromises.

Mr Varadkar promised to be "flexible and reasonable" when attempting to solve issues with the Northern Ireland protocol. He also said the protocol had worked without being fully enforced which is "why I think there's room for flexibility and room for changes".

He said this was also the position of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and vice-president Maros Sefcovic.)


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