Deirdre Heenan: DUP’s protocol-bashing is a sign of desperation

If the beleaguered party thinks Boris Johnson is going to ride to its rescue, it is mistaken

7th February, 2021
Deirdre Heenan: DUP’s protocol-bashing is a sign of desperation
The DUP has been particularly stung by the scathing, unrelenting attacks by Jim Allister, the TUV leader

The EU’s threat to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol cannot be described as anything other than a monumental blunder. Even though it was quickly corrected, it sent political shock waves across London, Dublin and Belfast, given that it threatened to undermine borderless trade on the island of Ireland.

Parties across the political spectrum were united in their condemnation of the EU’s proposal to put restrictions on exports of Covid-19 vaccines moving...

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