The Nationalist Party, the winner of the regional elections, warns against the prime minister’s intention to review the Irish Protocol.
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President of Sinn Finn, Mary Lou McDonald‘Chief’ has been warned boris johnson Unilateral action to change the Irish Protocol is a “violation of international law and a Threat to the peace process in Ulster,
On the way to London, accompanied by Sinn Finn’s vice president and Michel O’Nillo, the future Prime Minister of Northern IrelandThe nationalist leader stressed that the protocol is “a necessary consequence of Brexit to avoid a return to the hard border on the island and that it is dealing well with practical problems, which must be negotiated with the EU”.
“It is not true that the Protocol has caused economic chaos in Northern Ireland,” said McDonald, who called on unionist parties to block government formation in Belfast for attempts to revise or abandon the most controversial point of Brexit. has been convicted. Settlement. leader of sinn fin has accused the British government of engaging in federalist rhetoric and of ignoring the fact that recent elections have confirmed a “majority in favor of protocol in the new assembly”.
‘unilateral action is not a solution’McDonald’s warns. “It may serve to create political sense of mission accomplished, but it will not solve the problem. The only thing acceptable is a compromise.”
McDonald thanked the mediation of a delegation of US congressmen and senators led by Richard Neill, and recalled that his recommendation to Johnson was the same: avoid unilateral action to guarantee stability in Ulster. Neil has met with the Irish Prime Minister, Michael Martin, this Tuesday, and this Wednesday he will arrive in Belfast, the final stop of his mission, which has not worked to discourage Boris Johnson in his efforts.
“There is no time to lose and no excuse for not forming a government in Northern Ireland”McDonald’s reiterates. “The people have voted for change and they do not want to return to the political battles of the past. We have to continue on the path marked by the Good Friday peace accord 24 years ago.”
Peace agreements require the formation of governments of “shared power” between the majority parties. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), however, declined to take the co-pilot’s seat following Sinn Féin’s historic victory, which Willingness to hold a referendum on the unification of the island throughout this decade.
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