Four hours before the UK Government and the European Government announced an agreement to bolster the Northern Ireland Protocol, I joined China Radio International on Monday to explain the Protocol, its necessity for Irish security and economic stability — and how British politicians, led by then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson, spent more than three years trying to sabotage it.

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I explain the substance of the UK-EU agreement and why UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak abandoned the sabotage of his predecessor. The I consider the prospect that he can ensure its approval against the opposition of some hardline Brexiteers, the obstacle of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, and Boris Johnson’s scheming to return to power.