Not sure they were ever happy with it, but either way that's not the point really. A workable solution is required to stop harming our economy. Ordering parts for machines take an absolute age for them to arrive. As for the likes of Amazon prime another joke if you live in NI. Not to mention some people on the mainland don't want to deal with us as they deem it too much trouble etc
How come people expect to have the same access to the organisation they left. What level of intellegince do one need to know that if you get out of something moving along you will be left there waiting for the next lift to take you. It is so childish and immature to be expecting the eu to accept goods from a now third country, The Gov had promised people bigger and better trade, that the world was waiting to do trades with UK. Why be crying at the door of the eu now if the other is availableMichael Machiavelli Gove, wants not to bin the protocol, but to “refine” it! This rusty nail, will stay stuck and festering in the collective arse of the DUP for eternity. Any notion that the Tory’s give a sh!t, based on a very poorly supported petition, is entirely misplaced.
TUV leader writes to Attorney General on Protocol
TUV leader Jim Allister has written to the acting Attorney General in Northern Ireland challenging her to declare herself on key issues arising from the Protocol.
Commenting Jim Allister said,
“I believe the people of Northern Ireland are entitled to know the considered opinion of the Chief Law Officer on matters of great significance for our constitutional position. Accordingly, I have posed relevant questions to her, including matters arising from Article 6 of the Act of Union. Below is the text of my letter.”
Letter to Attorney General
I wish to know and understand how far you have considered the constitutional implications of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol.
By leaving Northern Ireland, while the rest of the U.K. exits,
surely, a transfer of sovereignty has occurred. Until now an identical sovereignty relationship existed for Northern Ireland with the EU as existed for GB, because we were legally regarded as a single member state.
- in the EU’s single market for goods,
- subject to its Custom’s Code,
- under its VAT regime,
- ruled by all the EU laws which govern these areas – laws which we did not make and cannot change and which number hundreds,
- and subject to the supervision of the European Court of Justice
Now, under the Protocol, the EU retains sovereignty/control over all the above matters – which shape our economic destiny – while GB has fully left the EU.
Because of this significant transfer of sovereignty and divergence from the one nation status I contend that constitutional change has been wrought. Do you agree?
Article 6 of the Act of Union also needs to be considered. Surely, it has been disrespected to a significant degree? Its promise of nationwide equality in trade has been rendered nugatory.
What is your conclusion on this matter?
Which brings me to the Belfast Agreement. Isn’t it supposed to provide a protection against constitutional change without the consent of the people of Northern Ireland?
In your view under the Belfast Agreement does the consent principle only apply to the ultimate and final handover, not the stepping stone losses of British sovereignty.
As Attorney General for Northern Ireland I believe it is important to know your view on these critical matters. I therefore look forward to hearing from you.
TUV leader writes to Attorney General on Protocol | tuv.org.uk
Yes, and reading that article/ page to the end , what a f**k up! And how many had forgotten that the EU haven't ratified this deal yet.How come people expect to have the same access to the organisation they left. What level of intellegince do one need to know that if you get out of something moving along you will be left there waiting for the next lift to take you. It is so childish and immature to be expecting the eu to accept goods from a now third country, The Gov had promised people bigger and better trade, that the world was waiting to do trades with UK. Why be crying at the door of the eu now if the other is available
So, a question.
If Boris invokes article 16 ( as so many seem to be calling for) doesn't this give the EU the block on vaccines crossing the border( as so many were howling about)?
Yes they are, don't know what they want but will fight like mad to get itBoris invoking article 16, means one hour later his secretary says to him “there’s a man by the name of Biden on the line”! Cue a U Turn, equivalent to Ursula’s U Turn, only faster, harder and sharper. More than a hundred years after the Irish pulled to rug from under the empire, they are still causing endless trouble! Damn nuisance I say, damn nuisance!
Michael Gove writes whining letter to the European Commission, we don't like the deal we signed, we didn't know you meant it and the Protocol needs extending , you have to do what we want! (Stamps foot)
Maros Šefčovič stretches, sighs, picks up pen...
Letter from Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič to the UK Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Rt Hon Michael Gove, 10 February 2021Letter from Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič to the UK Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Rt Hon Michael Goveec.europa.eu