With the bloc’s plans falling short of the UK’s demands, opinion is divided among Tory MPs.
Several hardline Brexiteers warned that they did not regard them “anywhere near sufficient” and urged Lord Frost to remain firm and carry out his threat to trigger Article 16, which would suspend parts of the protocol.
Follow a press conference from European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic, above, and reaction in our liveblog.
‘Optimistic Brexiteers vindicated’
It had previously been suggested that the protocol was set in stone, but today’s announcement gives the lie to that idea.
Ex-Tory MP Stewart Jackson says that, as progress is being made, optimistic Brexiteers are at last vindicated.
And David Davis, ex-Brexit secretary, argues that Brexit will not have been achieved until NI is no longer subject to EU law.
Brexit ‘not to blame for shortages’
As businesses scramble to adapt to supply chain chaos, the boss of Britain’s biggest chicken producer has warned that shoppers face a “great food reset” in which prices will rise by more than 10pc.
But while critics are keen to blame the disruption on the UK’s departure from the European Union, there is clear evidence of the same issues across the Continent and in America.
Louis Ashworth explains why this picture from California proves that Brexit is not to blame for shortages.
Comment and analysis
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