Unilateral action on protocol would mark ‘historic low point for UK’ — Taoiseach

Martin says Britain disregarding ‘solemn agreement’ would be ‘deeply damaging’

Micheál Martin is in Strasbourg to mark 50 years since Ireland joined the EU. Picture: Eric Vidal

Unilateral action on the Northern Ireland Protocol would mark a historic low point for the British government, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said.

Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Martin’s comments were met with applause.

“Unilateral action to set aside a solemn agreement would be deeply damaging. It would mark a historic low point, signalling a disregard for essential principles of law which are the foundation of international relations,” Martin said.

The British government is reported ...