Following Sinn Féin’s historic victory in the Irish elections, the EU sent a warning to the UK to “silence the rhetoric” and be “honest” to its constituents regarding the Brexit protocol in Northern Ireland.
To form a power-sharing government, the Democratic Unionist Party, a majority for the past 20 years, reiterated that it would not be part of a coalition government if the Brexit protocol was not scrapped by talks between London and Brussels. for the area.
“We need the UK government to reduce the rhetoric, be honest about that agreement and agree to find a solution,” EU vice-president Maros covi said in a statement.
“The EU has already shown great flexibility in proposing effective and sustainable solutions and we stand ready to continue the discussion”, said the vice president.
Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin, quoted by the Guardian, said the resilience shown by the EU “has not been matched”, suggesting that recent threats over unilateral action to lift some control over goods crossing the Irish Sea have made it has made the European Union the most cautious”.
Martin said he would like to think that the British government would continue to resolve the issue with a determination to resolve the issue “sensibly”, adding that the Irish government would do its best to facilitate understanding. The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland said, “The policy around this issue is more problematic than the real problems of negotiation on the protocol.”
The Federalists, who had won every election in Northern Ireland in the last century, suffered a major defeat that helped Sinn Féin win, as the party supported Brexit in the hope that it would reduce ties with the Republic of Ireland.
However, he felt betrayed by London when Boris Johnson accepted the “border on the Irish Sea”, which, as part of his negotiations with Brussels, imposed different trade rules on Northern Ireland than on the rest of Britain. .