british prime minister, Boris Johnson He said be ready to Brexit deal suspended in Northern Ireland, Despite calls from the Europeans to stick to what was signed a few months ago.
“If the protocol continues to be enforced in this way, we will not hesitate to invoke Article 16” of the Northern Ireland Agreement, which allows some provisions to be suspended, Johnson told Sky News.
The ruling, envisaged by Brexit, creates in the Irish Sea a customs border الحدود To prevent the autonomous region of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, a member of the European Union (EU), from seceding again with harsh borders that revive decades of internal conflicts.
London decided Most checks postponed Because of the problems they created in the arrival of supplies but chiefly because of the anger it caused in the Irish unionists, which led to riots, attacks, and demonstrations.
Both Johnson’s government and Northern Irish trade unionists, closely associated with their membership in the British Crown, maintain that these actions threaten the integrity and sovereignty of the country.
But the Europeans believe Johnson should have thought about it before signing the appeal. “Northern Ireland Protocol”, His predecessor, Theresa May, refused many times, under the Brexit agreement, and now he must comply with what was agreed and ratified.
After a meeting with the British Prime Minister, on the sidelines of the G7 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his readiness to “reset” Franco-British relations, but stressed that this required “the British respect their word. Europeans.” Agence France-Presse reported.
Both parties must implement what was agreed upon. The EU’s unity in this is complete,” agreed on Twitter Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, leaders of the European Commission and the European Council.
Both emphasized that Northern Ireland’s agreed actions “maintain” peace in the region by avoiding the return of a difficult border with the Republic of Ireland.
Johnson, for his part, asked the Europeans to show it “Pragmatism and Compromise” in the application of the protocol.