Loyalist Communities Council statement

The Loyalist Communities Council can confirm that a small delegation of its members led by Chairman David Campbell met with Lord Frost and Secretary of State Brandon Lewis on Monday.

The delegation emphasised the need for significant change to the NI Protocol to bring it back into consistency with the Belfast Agreement and to remove the clear change in the status of Northern Ireland that has occurred due to the imposition of the Protocol.

Members advised Lord Frost of the efforts they had to make to try and calm the wider unionist community and appealed to him to ensure that the Prime Minister honoured his commitments to seek, and if necessary unilaterally legislate, to reach an agreement on a workable alternative.

The LCC also advised Lord Frost that they were seeking a meeting with EC Vice-President Sefcovic to ensure that he understands how the Belfast Agreement has been breached by the Protocol.