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Steve Baker wants to renegotiate Brexit agreement over Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland minister’s proposal comes as PM denies plans for Swiss-style relationship with EU

Northern Ireland minister, Steve Baker, is proposing reopening the Brexit trade agreement David Frost struck with the EU as a means of fixing the problems caused by the controversial Northern Ireland protocol.

The proposals comes as Rishi Sunak moved to quell a rebellion in the Conservative party over suggestions Downing Street was mulling a Swiss-style relationship with the EU to ease wider trade barriers on food and agricultural products.

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