Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that the British government must make reaching an agreement with the EU its priority in order to give certainty to businesses here.
Mickey Brady spoke following a meeting with the British Secretary of State, Chris Heaton- Harris when he visited Newry earlier this week.
The Newry and Armagh MP said:
“The protocol is working and it is necessary to mitigate the worst impacts of Brexit.
“Most Assembly members support the protocol, but also want it to work better.
“The people, businesses and key sectors I meet want the British Government to urgently reach a negotiated settlement with the EU around the Protocol.
“They want certainty, stability and predictability, and so do we.
“This is the message that was delivered loud and clear today to Chris Heaton-Harris by both myself and local businesses here in Newry.
“Most parties and MLAs have supported our call for London and Brussels to propel the Protocol Talks and for Downing Street to demonstrate the political will to get a resolution.
“The British government must focus their energy on securing a resolution with the EU around the protocol. This must be their top priority, there can be no more delay.