A former British diplomat has claimed the country's now-foreign minister believed Brexit 'would merely affect a few farmers' in Ireland.
Alexandra Hall Hall made the claim in reply to a tweet by Liz Truss on Tuesday.
Ms Hall, previously a British ambassador to Georgia, says Ms Truss made the claim to a US audience three years ago.
"So pleased to see Liz Truss become a genuine expert on Irish matters", Hall writes.
"She was, after all, the Minister who told a US audience three years ago that Brexit would not have any serious impact in Ireland".
Ms Hall goes on to say Ms Truss claimed the move would merely "affect a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks".
So pleased to see Liz Truss become a genuine expert on Irish matters: she was, after all, the Minister who told a US audience three years ago that Brexit would not have any serious impact in Ireland…it would merely “affect a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks”. https://t.co/qOwfPxC9jH
— alexandra hall hall 🇺🇦🌻 (@alexhallhall) May 17, 2022
Ms Truss allegedly made the remarks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC on August 8th 2019.
In response, Britain's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has said it 'does not recognise these comments'.
Ms Hall resigned from her role as a UK Brexit counsellor at the British embassy in Washington back in 2019.
It comes as the British government is bringing forward legislation that would override aspects of the Brexit agreement between the EU and UK.
Dominic Grieve, a former attorney-general for England and Wales, earlier told Newstalk the Northern Ireland Protocol is "damaging" the North's links to Britain.
"He [Boris Johnson] said it would have no impact and it clearly is having some impact.
"Although I’m sure that there are some businesses that would welcome remaining in a single market with the rest of the EU as well - one has to balance that out.
"But I have no doubt that as someone who believes that Northern Ireland should have strong economic links with Great Britain the protocol has been damaging to that and I don’t think one should underestimate the degree of anger that that has generated", he said.