Former Taoiseach John Bruton has come out strongly against the UK government’s moves to introduce a bill that could allow for the unilateral suspension of the Northern Ireland (NI) Protocol.

Bruton told the Irish Farmers Journal's Future of Europe event that “the penny has to drop in Britain” on the implications of taking such a view of the Brexit negotiations, before calling on the UK to pursue a “more reasoned” approach to the politics surrounding the discussions.