Northern Ireland, a UK home nation that borders independent and the EU-based Republic of Ireland, was subject to the Northern Ireland Protocol post-Brexit.
The protocol allowed the nation to exit the EU alongside the rest of the UK and avoid a hard land border that risked upsetting an already fragile peace upheld by the Good Friday Agreement.
Riots have since broken out in some parts of the country, and Northern Ireland’s local government has come out against the latest arrangement.
The Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) latest leader, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, has called on ministers in Westminster and Brussels to drop the protocol.
He has previously proposed removing the protocol to “protect the internal UK market” it splits via the Irish Sea.