Boris Johnson vows not to renege on Brexit deal governing Northern Ireland and instead back reform, which has “the broadest possible Cross-community support”, in an attempt to cool the tension over in issue.
On shift in tone before emergency negotiations in Belfast on Monday, prime minister will do it clear that he has no intention of the scrapping of the so-called Northern Ireland protocol, which he claims causes serious violations trade between the UK and Northern Ireland.
Officials said Johnson intended to deliver a “tough message” to the leaders. of Partying in Northern Ireland. He will beg with im ‘get back to workafter the Unionist Democrats blocked the election of Speaker of the Stormont Assembly on Friday. move means that the assembly cannot function.
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said his party’s move was a protest against the impact that protocol had on trade crossing the Irish Sea. Such goods have series of de facto checks trade border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In an attempt to push the DUP to re-engage, Johnson will say that any action he government change protocol should lead to all the parties that come together to form the executive branch and the assembly.
But after the threats of foreign secretary Liz Truss to replace large parts of in protocol, the Prime Minister’s tone is expected to be less strident. Johnson to tell Northern Ireland leaders next week that “we will always keep the door open for genuine dialogue”, but what will be the “need to act” if the EU does not allow significant changes to way in protocol is an operating in practice. Whitehall Insiders also say that any legislation on in issue some way off, with nothing has been submitted to the cabinet yet.
Johnson will do it clear what government never offered to give up protocol and what will always be need be a treaty in place between the UK and the EU, which prevents hard border on Island of Ireland. He will also recognize need to protect the integrity of EU single market.
However, he will call for reforms to address with in trade problems that the UK government figures say jeopardizes the Good Friday agreement. Critics say repeated threats protocol according to UK caused far more significant dangers to the historic agreement.
It happens when the US shows a lot of interest in treatment of Northern Ireland. President Biden last for a week urged Johnson not to disrupt up Northern Ireland protocol. BUT powerful delegation of US congressional representatives also should fly to London in a few days, in Another sign of anxiety in White House.
Johnson will argue that “it is impossible to hide fact” what a delicate balance of Good Friday agreement was broken protocol. He will call for UK and EU should have a ‘common purpose’ for in trade rules in Northern Ireland in enjoy “the widest possible Cross-community support” when they face agreement vote in in the region meeting in 2024.
On Saturday Labor accused prime minister of trying to provoke trade war with Brussels, which will exacerbate cost of living crisis already attacks on households. David Lammy, shady alien secretary said that repeated saber-rattling over Northern Ireland protocol came to the ‘worst possible time”.
“Instead of of finding practical solutions, they plan trade war in a cost of life crisis, said Lammy Center-left Progressive British Conference. “Make Brexit work demands government, diligence and bribery, not Boris Johnson wrecking ball. People in Northern Ireland deserves responsible governmentbut instead we have prime minister who cannot be trusted and government ready to break international law.
“And it comes at its worst possible time. Europe facing the most serious security crisis in generation. there is a war on our continent. Millions fled from their homes. Countries united in support of Ukraine. it is wrong shortsighted and shortsighted to seek separation with our European allies, like us face This common threat.”