News

Protocol changes by the British Government could lead to a 'border poll'

Apr 22, 2022 18:04 By News Northern Sound
Protocol changes by the British Government could lead to a 'border poll' Protocol changes by the British Government could lead to a 'border poll'
Share this article

Any changes to the Protocol would only 'enhance' Republican and Nationalist parties in the north to call for a border poll.

Border Communities Against Brexit has warned the local area will suffer as a result of planned legislation by the UK Government to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The proposed legislation will give British Ministers the power to tear up the post-Brexit deal, risking a fresh confrontation with the EU.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Damien McGenity from Border Communities Against Brexit believes the legislation would have a lasting impact on cross-border trade, and would bring the threat of "enhanced border checks" closer.

Advertisement

Mr McGenity says the Protocol was put in place to ensure life would "carry on" as it was before Brexit, as the majority of people across Northern Ireland voted to remain within the EU.

He added that any changes to the Protocol would only enhance Republican and Nationalist parties in the north to call for a border poll.

Advertisement

 

 

 

Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

NorthernSound Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.