Sunday Express, 16 August
Brexiteers have condemned the Government’s approach to leaving the European Union with the next round of talks due to start in Brussels this week.
DUP MP Sammy Wilson wants the British negotiating team led by David Frost to force major changes to Britain’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, warning that it “leaves the EU with a firm grip on important areas of UK economic policy and law-making powers”.
He claims the Northern Ireland protocol which is designed to avoid the need for a hard border on the island “wrecks the union” and “wrecks Brexit”. He describes it as an EU “Trojan Horse to get its bureaucrats, policies and the influence of the European Court of Justice into the very heart of UK governance”.
Writing for the Conservatives Global website, he said: “We will never be a sovereign nation whilst this protocol is in place. As a unionist I am appalled at its impact on the integrity of the UK.
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