Fortnum & Mason chief urges Sunak to agree Northern Ireland trade deal with EU


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Fortnum & Mason's chief executive has urged a deal between the UK and the EU on the Northern Ireland protocol. Tom Athron, chief executive of Fortnum & Mason, has urged Rishi Sunak’s government to seal a deal with Brussels on post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland, saying that without the agreement it is “almost impossible” for food retailers to export to the EU. Speaking to the Financial Times in Hong Kong during a scoping tour for the department store’s Asian expansion, Mr Athron said the deal, expected as soon as this week, was needed for UK-EU relations to progress. “Once...