The European Union has condemned plans for unilateral action to change the Northern Ireland Protocol. The protocol governs post-Brexit trade across the Irish sea. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss discussed controversial changes to the legislation on Monday with her Irish and EU counterparts. Part of the wider Brexit agreement, the protocol meant Northern Ireland kept certain EU rules in areas such as food standards. The Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney says the UK is deliberately ratcheting up tension with the proposed legislation.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson disagrees.