This wouldn’t be Brexit! - Sunak considering keeping European Judges involved in Northern Ireland judicial system.

This wouldn’t be Brexit! – Sunak considering keeping European Judges involved in Northern Ireland judicial system.

In the Brexit talks with the EU, Rishi Sunak is exploring a compromise on Northern Ireland.

Rishi Sunak may be exploring a Brexit arrangement that would be severely opposed by certain Conservative MPs who support Brexit as well as by MPs from the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (DUP).

The Telegraph has stated that during the Brexit discussions, Rishi Sunak is looking into reaching a deal with the EU.

The Prime Minister could be open to an agreement that keeps European judges involved in Northern Ireland’s judicial system.

According to the publication, Sunak is eager to reach a compromise to settle the Northern Ireland Protocol controversy.

The EU courts would be asked to play no part in any decision-making in Northern Ireland, according to both the DUP and some Tory MPs.

Sammy Wilson, the DUP’s Brexit spokesperson, and David Jones, the ERG’s deputy chairman, discussed the agreement together.

A member of the ERG said: “We are in lockstep with our DUP friends on this and in particular their determination not to re-enter the NI Executive, unless and until all EU law is expunged from Northern Ireland.

The pair said: “The ultimate test of any deal will be whether it ends Northern Ireland’s semi-colonial status as a client of the EU, automatically accepting EU laws without any input from elected representatives,

“That is a fundamental problem that simply can’t be fudged. A deal should address not only the symptoms of the Protocol by reducing the level of checks.

“It must also resolve the root cause of those checks, namely the fact that Northern Ireland is trapped in EU single-market rules, semi-detached from the rest of the UK, and therefore subject to the constant threat of future regulatory divergence with Great Britain.

“Ultimately, an agreement that serves merely the short-term interests of the UK and EU but does not represent a lasting settlement between both those parties and all traditions in Northern Ireland will be futile. Unionist politicians won’t accept it. It will be a failure in statecraft of historic proportions.”

The DUP leader, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, spoke at an ERG meeting last week, and all parties resolved to stand “shoulder to shoulder” on this subject.

An ERG member said: “We are in lockstep with our DUP friends on this and in particular their determination not to re-enter the NI Executive, unless and until all EU law is expunged from Northern Ireland.”

A UK Goverment spokesperson has said: “As we’ve said repeatedly, any solution on the Protocol must address the range of issues including governance and the democratic deficit on how new EU laws apply in NI.”

1 thought on “This wouldn’t be Brexit! – Sunak considering keeping European Judges involved in Northern Ireland judicial system.

  1. No compromise! ‘They’ just will not let go will they and alas there are those that still wish to be under the EU yoke!

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