Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party will join legal action against a key part of the Brexit deal, its leader Arlene Foster said Sunday.
The DUP wants to challenge the Northern Irish protocol, which established trade rules between Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Brexit.
“We have considered a number of legal avenues, and will join other union members from across the UK in the judicial review process to challenge the Protocol, unless arrangements have been established,” Foster said in a statement. statement.
The DUP believes the Northern Irish protocol is incompatible with British law as it creates trade barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of Great Britain Britain and the EU agreed on arrangements to ensure that the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is not needed post-Brexit, in a move aimed at preserving the peace agreement Good Friday.
The Foster party supported Brexit, but harshly criticized the protocol, launching it the five point plan earlier this month vows to oppose all actions associated with the Northern Irish Assembly.
The DUP leader hopes that “other like-minded union members from across Britain” will join him in the challenge.
“Neither the Assembly of Northern Ireland, the Executive of Northern Ireland, nor the people of Northern Ireland approved the Protocol to enter into force or the flow of goods from [Great Britain] to [Northern Ireland] were deterred by the inquiries, “said Foster, adding that” they clearly do not agree with the hearing arrangements determined by powers which do not have a democratic vote. “