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Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party will take legal action against Brexit

Monday, February 22nd 2021 - 08:15 UTC
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DUP opposes the Northern Ireland protocol because it creates barriers between the British region and the rest of the UK and has caused  disruptions. DUP opposes the Northern Ireland protocol because it creates barriers between the British region and the rest of the UK and has caused disruptions.

Members of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are set to take part in legal action challenging part of Brexit, the party said on Sunday. DUP opposes the Northern Ireland protocol, which covers post-Brexit trade between Britain and Northern Ireland, because it creates barriers between the British region and the rest of the UK and has caused disruptions.

The protocol was designed to protect the EU's single market without creating a land border on the island of Ireland.

Leader Arlene Foster, deputy leader Nigel Dodds and MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Sammy Wilson will join in the action challenging the protocol, a DUP statement said.

They will be “joining other like-minded unionists from across the UK as named parties in judicial review proceedings challenging the Northern Ireland protocol’s compatibility with Act of Union 1800, the Northern Ireland Act of 1998 and the Belfast Agreement”, the statement said.

Meanwhile, Belfast media reports that some staff at the Northern Irish port of Larne were withdrawn from work because of threats of violence, according MP Ian Paisley.

Paisley linked the development to the Northern Ireland protocol, which has imposed checks on goods coming across the Irish Sea.

“This is the sad reality of those who imposed terms on Northern Ireland without the consent of the delicate community balance which exists here,” Paisley said. “The protocol was bound to end in tears.”

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  • Don Alberto

    The only alternatives are between NI and RoI
    Hard Border
    or
    Border between NI and Britain.

    Do they perhaps prefer a hard border between NI and RoI?

    Feb 24th, 2021 - 06:11 pm +1
  • Pugol-H

    Don Alberto

    75% of NI business is done with the rest of UK, only some 15% with the ROI, so no brainer where the border is going to end up once they get to vote on it in 4 years time.

    However a “Hard Border” is not necessary in any direction as with the EU and Norway or Switzerland, the US and Canada or Australia and NZ.

    For the EU to claim that the internal market is in danger from verifiable and traceable good being shipped to NI, as they have always been, conforming to all EU standards and regulations, is laughable.

    Just as their invoking of article 16, for fear of quantities of corona virus vaccines being shipped out of The EU via the Irish border, was laughable.

    If the EU do not take a much more constructive approach to making this protocol work, arguments are going to run and run and the protocol may not even survive to the vote in 4 years time.

    Posted 5 days ago -2
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