BRITAIN is ready to axe hated Northern Ireland border checks and spark a trade war with the EU, the PM’s Brexit chief blasted final evening.
Lord Frost warned Brussels might be “making a significant mistake” if it underestimates No 10’s resolve to finish the crimson tape chaos ravaging NI companies.
In a punchy speech to friends he instructed eurocrats solely a “real negotiation” on a long-term answer will keep away from a serious confrontation.
But he insisted Boris Johnson will solely pull the set off if he is left with no different “choice” and referred to as for each side to transfer in the direction of one another.
He expressed “concern” in regards to the bloc’s cussed stance and demanded: “Those negotiations need to begin seriously and they need to begin soon.”
His remarks got here as No 10 was poised to droop further checks on items arriving from Europe to keep away from disruption to Christmas procuring.
Industry chiefs had voiced fears crimson tape due to be launched subsequent month would lead to shortages of festive meals favourites and children’ toys.
Meanwhile M&S boss Archie Norman blasted EU customized guidelines as a “fandango of bureaucracy” because the grocery store mulls shuttering shops on the continent.