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The public have protocol fatigue. It’s time for politicians to find some good faith and repair the damage already caused
Being from Northern Ireland is exhausting. Being from Northern Ireland and experiencing Brexit is maddening. Two years ago Boris Johnson hailed the withdrawal agreement, which established the Northern Ireland protocol, as an “oven-ready” deal. The EU patted itself on the back. We knew better. We had an inkling of what was to come.
Here we are, almost a year since the protocol was actually implemented, and we’re still talking about it. After declaring that there was no Irish Sea border, after ignoring the fact that businesses in Northern Ireland were sounding the alarm about its implications, the EU and the UK government are still trying to fix their mess.
Sarah Creighton is a lawyer, writer and political commentator from Northern Ireland Continue reading...
The European Commission is offering substantial concessions. If Boris Johnson refuses, it will prove that he prefers conflict to resolution
A detail in the story of Brexit, often forgotten, is Boris Johnson’s support for Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement at a third Commons vote in March 2019. Having resigned from the cabinet in protest at Mrs May’s plan, he endorsed it, not because he changed his mind about the content, but because it seemed expedient in the moment. The motive was fear of losing Brexit altogether; the intention was to kill Britain’s EU membership, take any deal available and then try to change it from the outside.
Mrs May lost that vote. Mr Johnson became prime minister and his sign-and-renege strategy became government policy. Hence the decision in October 2019 to agree to the Northern Ireland protocol, placing a customs border in the Irish Sea. Dominic Cummings, Mr Johnson’s chief adviser at the time, has said that there was never intent in Downing Street to stick with the terms of what had been agreed. A typically self-serving and pugnacious Twitter outburst by Mr Cummings included the assertion that “cheating foreigners is a core part of the job”. Continue reading...
David Amess, a lawmaker in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was attacked during a constituent meeting. Essex police have arrested a 25-year-old suspect and opened an investigation.
“Get Brexit done” was British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s slogan when he ran for election two years ago.Since then, the United Kingdom has pulled out of the European Union after more than four decades of membership and several years of wrangling over divorce terms.And yet the quarrels go on. The UK and the EU of now 27 nations are once again trading accusations and insults as they try to resolve rough spots in their relationship.What’s the problem?The current conflict centres on Northern…
The Conservative lawmaker from Boris Johnson's party was attacked while meeting with constituents in a church
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks after a British lawmaker, Conservative MP Sir David Amess, died after being stabbed several times at a constituency meeting east of London.
UK lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death in a church on Friday during a meeting with voters from his constituency, in an attack that politicians described as an assault on democracy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid tribute to "a fine public servant and a much-loved friend and colleague".