The Sunday Express, June 25
A new plan to end the Brexit stand-off over Northern Ireland that could clear the way for the DUP to return to power-sharing with Sinn Fein will be launched this week.
The detailed proposals to resolve the deadlock that are backed by senior DUP figures and Brexiteer Conservatives will be unveiled on Tuesday.
The DUP has refused to share power with Sinn Fein in the Stormont Assembly – where the republican party now has the most members – unless its concerns about post-Brexit trading arrangements are addressed.
It has warned that measures intended to avoid the need for custom checks with the Republic of Ireland have diminished Northern Ireland’s position as a full member of the United Kingdom.
The Northern Ireland Protocol has been blamed for frustrating trade with Great Britain and endangering the Good Friday Agreement which was instrumental in bringing an end to the Troubles.
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