EU ‘cannot trust’ UK over Northern Ireland protocol, claims Ireland’s foreign minister

[ad_1] The UK Government was ‘essentially breaking the protocol’, says Simon Coveney – Reuters The EU is negotiating with a partner it “simply cannot trust”, Ireland’s foreign minister has said, after the UK unilaterally decided to extend the post-Brexit grace period by several months. Yesterday the Government announced the transitional light-touch checks across the Irish … Read more

Northern Ireland Protocol must be abolished rather than tweaked, demands European Research Group

[ad_1] A sign against the Brexit border checks in relation to the Northern Ireland protocol at the harbour in Larne – CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS The Northern Ireland Protocol must be abolished rather than tweaked, the European Research Group will urge the Government on Thursday. The hardline Tory Brexiteers will publish a report, seen by The Telegraph, … Read more

Architect of Good Friday Agreement joins legal challenge against Government over Northern Ireland protocol

[ad_1] Lord Trimble is among the signatories of a letter to Boris Johnson demanding the protocol be scrapped One of the key architects of the Good Friday Agreement has united with unionist leaders in threatening a legal challenge against the Government over the Northern Ireland protocol. Lord Trimble, the former first minister of Northern Ireland, … Read more

Lord Frost tasked with taking on ‘heavy-handed’ EU over Northern Ireland protocol

[ad_1] Lord Frost – Aaron Chown/PA Lord Frost has been tasked with taking on the European Union over its “heavy-handed” approach to the Northern Ireland protocol, The Telegraph understands. The Government regards the bloc’s application of the agreement as “overly legalistic” and is hoping to agree a softer interpretation of the rules to ease problems … Read more

Irish government wants veto over EU legislation concerning Northern Irish Protocol

[ad_1] A sign is seen with a message against the Brexit border checks in relation to the Northern Ireland protocol in Larne The Irish government wants an effective veto over all future EU legislation concerning the Brexit treaty’s Northern Irish Protocol. Dublin demanded the “early warning system” after the European Commission triggered Article 16 of … Read more