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Local MEP says 'fiasco' around Article 16 of Brexit agreement can't happen again

Feb 10, 2021 16:02 By News Northern Sound
Local MEP says 'fiasco' around Article 16 of Brexit agreement can't happen again Local MEP says 'fiasco' around Article 16 of Brexit agreement can't happen again
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A local MEP has said the 'fiasco' around the triggering of Article 16 of the Brexit agreement can't happen again. Sinn Féin's

A local MEP has said the 'fiasco' around the triggering of Article 16 of the Brexit agreement can't happen again.

Sinn Féin's Chris MacManus today told the EU Commission President there needs to be more engagement with the Irish and Northern Irish Governments.

Ursula von der Leyen earlier said mistakes were made in triggering the Northern Ireland protocol.

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It was enacted to stop the UK using the North as a backdoor to get Astrazeneca vaccines into the country, amid the row between the company and the Commission and was quickly revoked after uproar from Ireland and the UK.

MEP Chris MacManus today said more engagement is needed, particularly around Northern Ireland:

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