BREXIT: “DON’T IMPOSE RECKLESS RED LINE”, BORDER GROUP ADVISES BORIS AS EU READIES CHANGES TO NORTH PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION

15 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

As the British and Irish Governments awaited details yesterday, Wednesday evening of what were expected to be significant European Union changes in the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit advised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his administration to row back from making a “red line issue” of the role of the European Court of Justice in the Protocol’s operation.

“The European Court of Justice is the final determiner in any dispute that might occur between the EU and the UK authorities and therefore for the UK to now state that it’s a red line, and the Court’s removal is the only path to a deal, is a wholly reckless move,” BCAB said in a statement released to the media. European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič was yesterday evening expected to unveil proposals covering the flow of medicines, the movement of agri-food products, reductions in Customs formalities and an enhanced oversight role for Northern Ireland institutions and businesses.

The proposals are in response to the those of the British Government present in July which sought to rework parts of the Protocol’s operation and remove the role of the European Court of Justice. There is not expected to be any change in the….

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