Ian Paisley Jr., son of the historic Unionist leader, has assured that Boris Johnson personally promised his intention to "annular" the Protocol of Ireland, at the center of the current dispute with the European Union.
The statements of the Deputy for the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) occur a day after the former strategist of Johnson, Dominic Cummings, ensure that the intention of the "Premier" was always "suspend" the parties that did not like from the point more Controversial of the Brexit Agreement, which establishes the closest to an internal custom among Great Britain and Northern Ireland (to avoid returning the hard border on the island).
"Boris Johnson told me personally, after having reached an agreement on the protocol, he would commit to changing the text or even to cancel it," said Ian Paisley Jr., hours after the EU presented its proposals to "improve it" and eliminate up to 80% of community controls in Northirland ports.
Paisley is convinced that the Johnson government "did not really want this to happen to Northern Ireland" (receive a different treatment than the rest of the United Kingdom by following aligning with the single market) and that in the end "they made a short bet term".
The declarations of Paisley, united to those of Cummings on the previous day, have revived the suspicions on the authentic intentions of the United Kingdom. In the absence of Boris Johnson, on vacation in Marbella, Downing Street received the announcement of the EU with a comment reported in which he communicated that the community proposal was being "studied in detail and in a constructive way."
The British Government was willing to continue participating in "intense negotiations to determine if there is a common ground to reach a solution," but acknowledged that they will still need "substantial changes" in matters such as the "governance" of the Protocol (in an indirect reference. To the resistors of London to the supervising role of the European Court of Justice).
The current leader of the DUP, Jeffrey Donaldson, assured that the Brussels proposals are "a starting point," but stressed that "they remain short with respect to the necessary changes." Donaldson lowered in any case the rhetoric of the last days and his express request of total resignation to the protocol.
The four Unionist matches of the Ulster seal in September an unprecedented alliance against the Ireland Protocol, considering that it is causing "a serious damage" to the economy and the Northirland Society. The joint request - also covered by the Unionist Party of Ulster, Uup; The Progressive Unionist Party, Uup, and the traditional unionist voice, expressly highlights "the dismantling of the agreements (with the EU) to restore trade without barriers within the United Kingdom."Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 06:06