Former British Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss are expected to sign this Wednesday against the Windsor Framework agreement between Britain and the European Union (EU) to restore Northern Ireland’s controversial Brexit protocol.
The House of Commons this afternoon “broke Stormont” of the treaty, which will be the first “legal instrument” to be voted on, the new testament will be submitted to the approval of the delegates.
This mechanism allows the Autonomous Assembly of Belfast (Stormont) to give its opinion on the rules of the European single market, to which the country continues to belong, but it can also block their application in the territory.
The proposed arrangements would mean that Northern Ireland would remain under the control of the EU legal order, “and increasingly divergent from the rest of the UK,” Johnson said in a statement released today.
“I don’t like that. Today I will vote against the proposed plans,” added Johnson.
For its part, sources close to Truss told the media that the council does not consider the league to solve the problems in the area.
Last Monday, the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the second largest political force in Northern Ireland, also announced that it would vote against the Windsor deal in the Commons.
The leader of the DUP, Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed that the formation rejects this text, considering that it does not solve the “fundamental issues”.
The new agreement exempts British products destined for Northern Ireland from barriers, although it preserves those going to the Republic of Ireland, which remains in the single market community.
Since the Protocol to Northern Ireland, the governments of all products have been made in the ports of the province, which is inadmissible on the border of the Irish Sea, which separates the island of Ireland from that of Great Britain. The DUP, as they affect the relationship with the rest of the UK, of which the province is a part.
In addition to this vote, the conservative politician is testifying this Wednesday – from 3:00 am (Peninsular time) – before the Committee on Privileges of the Lower House, which is investigating whether he lied in Parliament about the party, parties in Downing Street. in a pandemic