04/10/2021

Prime Minister Told Its 'Time For Action' On NI Protocol

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been told that it is "time for action" on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson met the Prime Minister this morning, Monday 04 october, at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Speaking afterwards Mr Donaldson said: "It's time for action from Downing Street. The longer this Protocol stays, the more harm it is inflicting on our economy and the Union.
News Image
"I reminded the Prime Minister that if there is no action to remove the Irish Sea Border then we will have no option but to ask the voters in Northern Ireland for their verdict.

"It is the voters who are facing increased costs and reduced choice in their supermarkets. It is the voters who cannot bring goods from GB to NI. It is the voters who increasingly receive the 'not available in NI' message.

"Northern Ireland is an integral part of the United Kingdom and people should be free to move goods from one part of the United Kingdom to the other.

"This Protocol is harming the Union and our economy. It must be rejected and replaced by arrangements which fully respect Northern Ireland's position as a constituent and integral part of the United Kingdom."


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

28 February 2020
Coronavirus Arrives In Northern Ireland
A case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Northern Ireland. Health officials are working rapidly to establish any contacts the patient, who is thought to be a woman, may have had. It's reported she flew into Dublin with a child before travelling to Belfast. Tests are underway to determine whether the child has also contracted the virus.
26 November 2003
Voters in Northern Ireland go to the polls
Voters were going to the polls today to elect representatives for the Northern Ireland's Legislative Assembly. Over one million people are entitled to vote in the election being held today, which has 256 candidates vying for the 108 MLA (Members of the Legislative Assembly) seats spead across the 18 constituencies.
25 February 2022
Resolving Protocol Essential For Peace And Stability
The Protocol continues to divide opinion in Northern Ireland, but the majority agree that solving it is essential for peace and stability, according to a report from Queen's University Belfast (QUB).
03 May 2022
Queer Greens Launch 2022 Assembly Election Manifesto
The Green Party NI's Queer Greens group has announced the publication of its 2022 Assembly election manifesto, outlining the Party's priorities for LGBTQ+ rights in Northern Ireland.
04 February 2022
Paul Givan Resigns As First Minister
Paul Givan has resigned as First Minister as of midnight last night, resulting in deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill also losing her position. Givan's resignation means that while the Executive can still meet they are unable to take any decisions on outstanding legislation.