May 28, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

DUP Says It Will Vote Against New UK–EU Deal on Post-Brexit Trading in Northern Ireland

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will vote against the UK government on the new UK–EU deal on post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland, party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said.
The so-called Windsor Framework—which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak agreed with the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen last month—aims to solve the dispute between the UK and the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol by significantly reducing the number of post-Brexit checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a press conference at the Guildhall in Windsor, Berkshire, on Feb. 27, 2023, following the announcement that they have struck a deal over the Northern Ireland Protocol. (PA Media)
On Wednesday, British MPs will vote on regulations to implement the so-called “Stormont brake,” a key part of the framework that would allow a minority of lawmakers in the Northern Ireland Assembly to flag concerns about the imposition of new EU laws in the British province—a move that could lead to a UK government veto….
Source: The Epoch Times