Northern Ireland Update
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It’s hard to blame the EU Excitement The latest UK effort to re-adjust its Northern Ireland agreement with the Brexit agreement. This is all the chaos caused by the Prime Minister. He advocated Brexit without considering the consequences of Brexit in the province, completely disregarding the common membership of the European Union to make the Good Friday agreement possible. Then, he broke a Brexit agreement that could have kept Britain’s integrity.
As prime minister, he betrayed the unionists he supported and negotiated an agreement to place Northern Ireland in a single commodity market—making trade between Britain and the province subject to customs and regulatory inspections. After denying that the agreement would result in a regulatory border between the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, he now declares that what he said does not exist rules are actually too onerous to bear.
His latest strategy is Request a substantial renegotiation An arrangement that threatens to activate a clause allows the UK to unilaterally Waive certain key terms The agreement applies to inspections of goods moving between the UK and Northern Ireland.
Although this threat should be taken seriously, it is understandable that EU officials are unwilling to reward governments that they consider malicious Reach an agreement It hopes it is not signed. Brussels has rejected calls to renegotiate the protocol, but it is still willing to discuss narrow issues to improve implementation.
It is understandable if the EU is not very kind to Boris Johnson or the EU. Democratic Unity Party, This is using Threat of instability Trying to regain lost political positions and resolve the agreement they have been opposed to, because its impact (as commonly assumed) will pull Northern Irish businesses away from the UK and further into the EU.
However, in the highest requirements of the UK, there are some reasonable points.The EU’s over-interpretation of the rules is disproportionate to the EU’s threat to the integrity of the single market British cargo arrives in Northern IrelandThe risk is theoretical rather than real, especially because there is no significant regulatory divergence.In addition, there are people who are worried Future risks of drug supply (Northern Ireland is within the scope of the NHS) because the approval system is different. Similarly, Britain’s request for lighter treatment for goods destined to remain in Northern Ireland is also worthy of consideration. There are other problems that can be mitigated by a more risk-based approach to agreements.
Brussels can argue that Britain can eliminate many problems by signing EU sanitary and phytosanitary rules. This is in conflict with Britain’s desire for free trade agreements, but Brussels may argue that it is Boris Johnson’s choice to prioritize free trade agreements.
However, despite this, there is still a problem that needs to be recognized. Therefore, while the EU should rightly refuse to make structural changes to its agreement, it makes sense to ask (because it has already done so in some areas) whether it is more imaginative when implementing regulations to eliminate the most heartfelt and obvious dissatisfaction. of.
The country that can make compromises the most is Ireland, which will only fail when instability reappears in the north. After the fight for the agreement, Dublin’s cautious approach is understandable. However, if your neighbor’s semi-detached house is on fire, at some point, it doesn’t matter if they start to catch fire.