Lewis claims EU is partly to blame for riots in the North

UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland says the move to invoke Article 16 last January, which was quickly reversed, contributed to recent violence

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
13th April, 2021
Lewis claims EU is partly to blame for riots in the North
Flames rise from a car set on fire in Belfast where 88 police officers have been injured during the violence over the past week

The EU’s short-lived move to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol contributed to last week’s riots in the North, Brandon Lewis has claimed.

The comments by the UK’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland came as he batted away calls in the House of Commons yesterday for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit Belfast and to meet with the Taoiseach and other political figures.

During an hour-long...

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