Brexit LIVE: Don’t you dare! Rattled Sinn Fein issues fierce ultimatum to ‘reckless’ Truss
SINN FEIN has warned Liz Truss not to trigger Article 16 to unshackle Britain from the hated Northern Ireland Protocol.
16:28, Fri, Aug 26, 2022 | UPDATED: 16:30, Fri, Aug 26, 2022
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Finance Minister Conor Murphy said triggering the Article 16 mechanism to suspend parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol would make the job of resolving issues with the Irish Sea trading arrangements more difficult. The warning comes amid reports Ms Truss is considering triggering the process if she is successful in her bid to become Tory Party leader and Prime Minister.
Mr Murphy said: “I think they have had a reckless approach to their dealings with the EU for some time now and the casualty in all that is, unfortunately, us here. And the triggering of Article 16 is not going to resolve that.
These issues around the Protocol need to be resolved through dialogue, not through unilateral action in terms of protocol legislation or unilateral action in terms of triggering Article 16. That actually makes the ability to resolve any issues there are more difficult. And so it seems that the British Tory leadership are simply playing to their own grassroots and they have no regard for the damage that that is causing the economy here, or the uncertainty that’s creating for businesses and for households here.”
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