Newton Emerson: Irish fury over Frost seems aggravated by London taking unionism’s side

UK’s Brexit negotiator is just doing his job – negotiating

British Brexit minister David Frost has claimed that the EU attempted to use Northern Ireland to try and reverse the Brexit referendum, accusing the bloc of "overreach when the UK's negotiating hand was tied." Video: Reuters

The past week’s tactics by David Frost, the UK’s Brexit negotiator, appear to have caused a slight loss of perspective among his opponents and critics.

The fact that Frost is tearing up his own deal is a redundant complaint. The protocol is being renegotiated, as Brussels has conceded by offering substantial changes. European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic has underscored the point by saying this offer is not made on a “take or leave it” basis.

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