The Belfast Newsletter, 16 January
It has tabled an amendment to the bill, which is being debated in the Commons this week, to make it clear that the Northern Ireland Protocol cannot be used to hobble its implementation in Northern Ireland if it becomes law.
The amendment is expected to be heard sometime on Wednesday afternoon and is short and simple; it seeks to add these words to the bill: “The provisions of this Act shall have effect in Northern Ireland”.
Given all of this, DUP MP Sammy Wilson has argued that it is “fairly obvious that Northern Ireland could become a back door” to migrants who want to enter Great Britain, if asylum law ends up being less tough here than in England, Scotland, and Wales.
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