Brexit: ‘Economic sabotage’ Irish PM challenges Trussmaster | Politics | News

Last week, the European Union launched two separate legal actions against the United Kingdom after it published plans to unilaterally scrap parts of the protocol, such as the need to check goods coming from Britain into Northern Ireland. However, the UK government claims that the legislation does not violate international law. Speaking of the plans, Ireland’s Taoiseach Michael Martin told the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme: “The British government’s unilateral decision to legislate or give the power to undermine nearly all aspects of the Protocol is unacceptable.” In fact, it represents a form of economic sabotage in the Northern Ireland because if we look at any objective data, it now shows that the economy of Northern Ireland is doing very well. Manufacturing is working very well. “The dairy industry, the meat industry, the food industry in general and agriculture are doing very well. There are some areas where we can improve the protocol and we should continue to do so.”

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