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5.29pm BST

Sir Bill Cash (Con), chair of the European scrutiny committee, asked the final set of questions.

Q: Do we need more sensible decisions from the EU?

5.19pm BST

As an example of problems with the Northern Ireland protocal, Johnson says Asda goods have to be checked going from Britain to Northern Ireland, even though there are no Asda stores in Ireland (and hence no risk of those goods crossing the border into Ireland).

He also says only yesterday he heard Jews complaining about the difficulty of obtaining kosher food now in Northern Ireland because of the protocol. Some Jews are thinking of leaving as a result, he says.

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