Yesterday, London and Brussels resumed discussions on the Northern Ireland protocol. This protocol is an important part of the divorce settlement. David Frost has resigned as Brexit responsible late last yearNow, Lis Truss is in charge of British foreign affairs. He is one of the favorite candidates to succeed Boris Johnson, if he is forced to resign due to a scandal in his party.
Truss is warning that if his demands don’t get met, he’ll invoke Article 16 of Protocol, which allows him unilateral suspension of some provisions. He wrote in The Telegraph recently, “I’m not going sign any agreement that would regulate the movement of goods within the country.” Without mentioning that his government has been doing this for over a year. agreement. To stay out of the customs union.
The border was “moved” to Sea Ireland in order to avoid a hard line between the Republic of Ireland (a member of EU) and the British British province of Northern Ireland. This did not threaten the peace between Catholics and Protestants reached in 1998. Nevertheless,Downing Street is refusing to follow the export control promises it made UKNorthern IrelandHe wants to also reduce, if possible, the EU Court of Justice’s function as a watchdog in any dispute regarding the deal.
Brussels will accept a reduction in its control but not surrender more. Johnson’s wager on Aldago complicates matters, which is understandable given the immense crisis Downing Street currently faces.
Truss had, paradoxically enough, campaigned for permanent residence in Europe. Not because of belief, but because I believed it would be the winning solution. After her Brexit victory, she changed her mind quickly and was among the first to support Johnson’s bid for the presidency.