Dominic Cummings assures that Johnson's goal was always resign to the Ireland Protocol

The former strategist of Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, has thrown fuel to the fire of the Ireland Protocol claiming that the goal of the 'Premiere' was alw

Dominic Cummings assures that Johnson's goal was always resign to the Ireland Protocol

The former strategist of Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, has thrown fuel to the fire of the Ireland Protocol claiming that the goal of the 'Premiere' was always "renounce" to the most conflicting point of the Brexit Agreement. In a series of messages on Twitter, while the European Union was preparing to present its proposals to "improve" the Protocol, Cummings assured that the British Government reserved the right to "break the agreements, as any other state" .

The revelations of Cummings caused the fulminating response of former Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who personally negotiated the protocol during a meeting with Boris Johnson in Wirral in 2019. "These comments are very alarming, because it would mean that this administration acted in bad faith", He declared Varadkar.

"And it would be a message that would resonance all over the world, because if the British government does not respect its agreements and does not adhere to the treaties that signature, that could be applied to any other country," he warned Varadkar. "At a time when they are trying to negotiate trade agreements around the world, the message would be this: the British government does not necessarily maintain their word".

"Should we generally respect agreements? Of course," he asks and answered in his messages on Twitter Dominic Cummings. "Should we break them sometimes? Of course ... as the EU, the United States, China and any other country do."

"International diplomacy can not be judged with a duel standards among students, that is why lawyers are paid," adds Cummings, which ensures that the hurried decision to give the approval to the Protocol was also related to the need to close The Brexit Agreement and "knock off Jeremy Corbyn", then Labor Leader, in the 2019 elections.

The final support of the deputies 'Tories' of the hard wing may also be related to an unwritten commitment from Boris Johnson to renounce the short-term protocol. Only this is how the vote is explained in favor of the creation of the most similar to an internal custom in the Ireland Sea, with the introduction of EU controls in Belfast and other ports, denounced by the unionist parties as a threat against integrity Territorial of the United Kingdom.

In his speech on Tuesday in Lisbon, the Secretary of State for Brexit David Frostreclaimed directly the replacement of the Protocol by a new agreement. Without waiting for the European Commission to publicize its proposal to raise up to 50% of the product controls between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Frost gave practically by renunciation of the current legal text.

Johnson's Chief Negotiator accused the EU of trying to "go around the result of the referendum" and said that Brussels was "extremelimited" at the time of negotiation. FROST recognized in any case that the United Kingdom knew in advance that "some parts of the Protocol were going to be problematic," is special the supervising role of the EU Court of Justice.

During the dispute of recent months, the British Government has repeatedly threatened to invoke article 16, which allows any of the parties to take unilateral measures if the Protocol "leads to serious economic, social or environmental difficulties that may persist." In fact, the EU was about to invoke that same clause at the beginning of the year during the "War of Vaccines", in a false step sound that served to feed the anti-European in the United Kingdom.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 07:17

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