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Dominic Cummings says UK always intended to ditch NI protocol
The Guardian ^ | 13 October 2021 | Lisa O Carroll

Posted on 10/13/2021 8:26:17 PM PDT by Cronos

The UK government always intended to “ditch” the Northern Ireland protocol, Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings has claimed.

In a string of tweets, Cummings said the flawed Brexit deal had been a way to get out of the electoral doldrums and “whack [Jeremy] Corbyn”, and “of course” the government should be allowed to “sometimes break deals… like every other state does”.

His remarks have caused alarm in Dublin, where the former taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who negotiated the Northern Ireland protocol with Johnson at a meeting in Wirral in October 2019, said that, if true, they showed the government could not be trusted.

Advertisement “Those comments are very alarming because that would indicate that this is a government administration that acted in bad faith,” Varadkar said. “And that message needs to be heard around the world, because if the British government doesn’t honour its agreements, doesn’t adhere to treaties it signs, that must apply to everyone else too.

“So at the moment they’re going around the world they are trying to negotiate new trade agreements. The message must go out to all countries around the world that this is a British government that doesn’t necessarily keep its word, doesn’t necessarily honour the agreements it makes.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: brexit; ireland; ni; northernireland

1 posted on 10/13/2021 8:26:17 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Since when does Britain do what it says?

2 posted on 10/13/2021 8:35:40 PM PDT by datura (The voice that brought you peace has nothing left to say.)
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To: datura

Since 927 A.D.

3 posted on 10/13/2021 9:13:32 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go ...)
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