Politics latest news: Dominic Raab refuses to 'haggle over UK's integrity' as Emmanuel Macron reignites Brexit wars

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The Government will not "haggle over the integrity of the UK", Dominic Raab has said, after Emmanuel Macron reignited the Brexit wars with a hardline stance last night.

Ahead of travelling to Cornwall for the G7, the French President said the UK's request for the Northern Ireland protocol to be revised was "not serious", adding it "says nothing can be respected".

"I believe in the weight of a treaty, I believe in taking a serious approach. Nothing is negotiable. Everything is applicable," he added.

But the Foreign Secretary hit out at this "dogmatic, purist approach" and argued the EU was risking the Good Friday Agreement as a result.

He told Sky News: "We want it to work for all sides, but the change must come from the Commission's side, and the way they are approaching this.

"We are not going to haggle over the integrity of the UK... that is not on the table for negotiating."

Boris Johnson personally raised the issue with Joe Biden during their "very warm" bilateral yesterday, he added.

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