I urge our British partners not to scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol
Ireland and the UK are co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement, which has delivered almost 25 years of peace and security in Northern Ireland. Ireland and the UK worked in close partnership to deliver successive milestones in the peace process including the Anglo-Irish Agreement under Margaret Thatcher and the Downing Street Declaration under John Major. As your friend and neighbour, I am deeply concerned for the wellbeing of the partnership between our countries.
In the long negotiations on the UK’s departure from the EU, both sides agreed that given the nature of its history, geography and politics, Brexit posed particular challenges for Northern Ireland. Both sides agreed that those challenges needed a unique solution.
That solution, freely chosen and jointly designed by the British Government and the EU, was the …
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