Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as 'complete turkey' by former First Minister Arlene Foster

The GB News presenter says she called it the Hotel California, 'you can check out but you'd never leave'

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Arlene Foster, former First Minister of Northern Ireland, has slammed the Northern Ireland protocol as "a complete turkey".

Speaking on Breakfast with Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster, the GB News presenter says she called it the Hotel California, "you can check out but you'd never leave".

She criticised the Northern Ireland Protocol telling GB News viewers it did not deliver Brexit for Northern Ireland: "We're actually still in single market regulations and rules, but have absolutely no say in those rules. We don't have any MEPs, rules are made in Brussels and they're applied to Northern Ireland."

Arlene Foster said the situation in Northern Ireland had somewhat moved on since she resigned as First Minister in June 2021 but added Paul Givan's resignation yesterday "has moved the dial" over the protocol.

Citizens of Northern Ireland are "having to deal with increased costs and reduced choices" on shop shelves, said Arlene Foster, "it takes years to come to a decision in the European Union", adding to the issue merely "trundling along", she added.