Ex-Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith today branded the act “almost Trumpian”.
The Tory MP added: “The EU cocked up big time last night, but we all need to work in the interest of preserving Northern Ireland.
“It is not just a backdoor for goods going to Britain, it is a very sensitive place and we have a duty between the EU and UK to ensure there is no hard border.”
Boris Johnson also condemned the act, which meant the bloc overrode part of the Brexit deal to effectively create a hard border in Ireland.
A No10 spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister spoke to EU Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen this evening.
BLOC HEADS EU ‘cocked up big time’ over ‘Trumpian’ plan to block vaccine jabs entering the UK at Irish border
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