DUP reader Jeffrey Donaldson Requested the UK Government to address the concerns of union members related to the post.Brexit He traded the deal, criticized it as harmful to the union, and called for the protection of Northern Ireland’s position in the UK domestic market. This Protocol is part of the EU-UK Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, which guarantees trading conditions after a special Brexit in the North to avoid the harsh borders of Ireland.
However, on Wednesday evening, Mr Lewis said the British government would like to resolve the Protocol issue through an agreement with the European Union.
Asked if the government plans to introduce a new law allowing the abandonment of elements of the Protocol, Mr. Lewis said this would not be in the Queen’s speech, as suggested in recent weeks. I signaled.
He told an ITV interview Robert peston: “Our focus is on solving the Protocol problem. Ideally, we would like to achieve that through an agreement with the European Union.”
Pressed to see if an announcement would come next week, he said: “No, Robert, we’re not saying that.”
Lewis said: “What is clear at this point is that the Protocol is causing problems for civil society. It is causing problems on Good Friday. [Belfast] agreement.
“Our duty to the people of Northern Ireland is to solve these problems. Yes, we want to do it in the EU. [foreign secretary] Liz Truss Is focused on. “
The Queen’s Speech is part of the official opening of the Parliamentary Year. This year’s speech is scheduled for May 10th, following Thursday’s UK local elections.
Democratic Unionist Opposition
Donaldson has made the call for action on the Protocol an important part of his party’s campaign. Stormont assembly Elections on Thursday.
He said his party would not be a future executive unless the British government took action under the Protocol.
He has been working on a series of rallies throughout Northern Ireland in recent months, in opposition to the Protocol.
However, Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill has accused the Democratic Unionist Party of “requesting a ransom” for refusing to return to executives without acting under the Northern Ireland Protocol. .. – PA
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/move-against-ni-protocol-unlikely-to-appear-in-queen-s-speech-brandon-lewis-indicates-1.4869647?localLinksEnabled=false Brandon Lewis has shown a move against the NI Protocol, which is unlikely to appear in the Queen’s Speech.