EU seeks to punish Britain for Brexit with NI protocol – Rees-Mogg

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Jacob Reese Mogg said the European Union was trying to “make Britain feel bad” about Briggs through its approach to dealing with the Northern Ireland Protocol.

However, Simon Cowney, Ireland’s foreign minister, has instead insisted that the British government act in an “anti-democratic” way if it risks subverting elements of the post-Brexit agreement.

Government ministers are increasingly signaling that they can act unilaterally on the protocol, with Boris Johnson saying the Good Friday Agreement is more important than the protocol he signed.

European leaders have warned Britain not to resort to fire, amid fears it could spark a trade war with Britain’s largest trading partner.

Unionist politicians in Northern Ireland are opposing the protocol, which is part of the UK-EU Brexit deal, as it binds the region to the EU’s single market for goods.

The DUP confirmed on Friday that it would not nominate a speaker for the first seat of the divided Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland in protest of the protocol trade arrangements.

This will prevent the assembly from working.

I think the EU wants to make Britain feel bad about leaving the EU and that is the basis of its whole policy.

Mr Race Mogg, Minister for Bridget Opportunities and Government Performance, told GBNews: “I think it (the EU) wants to make the UK feel bad about leaving the EU and it is undermining its whole policy and He really doesn’t mind the consequences.

“And we just have to move on with life and acknowledge that we have given up.

“We have to make our own way.

“We are a free country, and what the European Union wants and thinks is secondary.

“Paymaster General Michael Ellis has given a speech in Brussels today, which makes it very clear that we are very close if not at the end of the road.

“To repeal the TCA (EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement), the European Union will need a consensus, and it looks like a very high bar to achieve.

“And you have to ask the EU, does it really want to punish its consumers in the face of rising inflation?

“And in many EU countries, inflation is higher than in the UK.”

Mr Reese Mogg said the protocol needed to be revised and that the agreement provided for revision.

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coweni says EU wants to take into account UNist concerns over NI protocol (Liam McBurney / PA) / PA Wire

But Mr Quinney said the EU wanted to implement the protocol with “flexibility and pragmatism”, taking into account unionist concerns.

He told BBC Radio 4: “What is being sought in Northern Ireland by business people and many in the Unionist community is to facilitate trade within the UK and, whenever possible. Check on luggage to be removed. Stay in Northern Ireland.

“This is what the EU Commission wants to address, but unfortunately they cannot do so without a partner and a lot is happening this week. In the context of escalating tensions. EU. “

Do not forget that this agreement was designed and ratified by the British government under this Prime Minister.

Asked what the implications were of the UK government’s unilateral action on the protocol, Mr Quinney added: “People across the UK need to understand what this means, what it means for you. The government is deliberately violating international law, which is what it is, warning against every former prime minister living in Britain.

“This means that the British government is deliberately acting anti-democratic as 53 of the 90 MLAs elected to the Assembly in Northern Ireland support the Protocol.”

He added: “Do not forget that this agreement was designed and ratified by the British government under this Prime Minister and was agreed upon.

“He stood in the election and got a huge mandate from the British people behind this agreement and now he is holding this agreement responsible for the problems of Northern Ireland.”

In an interview with Bloomberg, Chancellor Rishi Sink said the protocol was causing economic and political damage and called on the European Union to be flexible.

“It’s a serious situation,” he said.

“It is important to me that we also protect the Good Friday Agreement and resume power sharing in Northern Ireland.”