09/09/2021

DUP Could Quit Stormont To Trigger New Election

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has reportedly claimed that his party would quit Stormont and trigger a new election if their demands are not met over the NI Protocol.

During a speech in Belfast Sir Jeffrey also said that his party would now boycott "most north-south ministerial meetings" and that party ministers "would resign from their post rather than implement further border checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of GB".
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The NI Protocol is part of the UK's Brexit Deal with the EU and keeps Northern Ireland within the EU single market to ensure free trade across the Irish border.

Mr Donaldson made his comments at the beginning of a two-day visit to NI by European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic.

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