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Mr Coveney was speaking ahead of other scheduled talks between Lord Frost and Maros Sefcovic aimed at ending the deadlock over the Northern Ireland protocol. Lord Frost is pushing for the bloc’s highest court to no longer have control over the rules.

However, speaking on Sunday, Mr Coveney saw little prospect of a raid, saying: “It’s a black and white question. Basically what the EU is saying is that the Court of Justice European Union must be the final arbiter of EU laws and regulations.

“I think it goes without saying. Elements of the Protocol (Northern Ireland) are based on the implementation of EU law. I do not see how the EU can subcontract arbitration on EU rules and regulations to a court outside the EU.

“I don’t think that’s a realistic proposition. I think many understand this on the British side as well. “

Lord Frost is preparing to face Clément Beaune in a showdown over fishing access to British waters on Monday.

Also speaking on Sunday, David Jones, Tory MP for Clwyd West and vice-chair of the European Research Group (ERG) said Express.co.uk: “Beaune recognizes that an agreement is essential for France and the EU. He showed desperation. Lord Frost shouldn’t give up an inch. “

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