The Sunday Express, February 7
Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster has joined one of her predecessors Lord Trimble and senior Brexiteers in demanding that the controversial agreement with the EU governing the province is ditched.
It comes after a petition demanding the end of the Northern Ireland Protocol which creates a border in the Irish Sea between Ulster and the rest of the UK passed 100,000 signatures on Friday. This means that the issue will have to be debated in Parliament as UK ministers led by Michael Gove have started a delicate renegotiation with the EU on the issue.
The row has broken out after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen last week evoked the Article 16 protocol to create a hard border in the island of Ireland in a bid to block vaccines coming to the UK.
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