The Independent, 20 February, Rob Merrick
Violence could return to Northern Ireland unless the Brexit borders agreement with the EU is torn up, former first minister David Trimble is warning.
The former Ulster Unionist Party leader piled pressure on Boris Johnson to act by claiming the daunting new Irish Sea checks meant the province had been “annexed by the EU and is subject to EU laws”.
Arguing the Northern Ireland Protocol had sparked “genuine grievances”, Lord Trimble said: “There is real potential for those who have engaged in past violence to take action again into their own hands.”
He accused the prime minister and Brussels of “playing fast and loose with the hard won arrangements in the Good Friday Agreement” – which had promised people “the final say” over any change in their status.
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