Actually it was anti-Unionist (capital U) not all unionists are opposed to the protocol or vote for Unionist parties, I should know.In your anti unionist rant not once did you address my comment about GB to NI trade for the NI consumer. Not once.
It’s hardly a unique position to be losing choice for consumers. Enough about businesses, actually think about people.Good to see articles like this and I'm sure promotion will ramp up. It's such a unique position to be in. In the world's largest single market as well as the UK (but just enough distance from the unstable regime in GB).
Where is your concrete evidence that the majority of people in Northern Ireland support trade barriers with Great Britain. We did not vote on this protocol so you have no evidence.They're going through the motions. They have an Assembly election next year and need to demonstrate to their electorate they tried everything. All of this ignores the reality that the Irish Sea border would never have happened had the DUP supported Theresa May's deal and strategy. Why no challenge over the years if the basis is unfettered trade as enshrined in the Act of Union? Why no cases prior to now against the unequal treatment of NI by a plethora of goods and service providers in GB?
It'll fail, although it is rather ironic watching the likes of the TUV and DUP build a legal case around the Belfast Agreement, an agreement they bitterly opposed with every breath they had.
Once against political Unionist finds itself at a crossroads after placing blind faith in the Conservatives, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
Problem for Unionists, this is the 4 or 5th time they've been thrown under the bus and they never ever learn. They run back to the Tories at every opportunity. Problem for them is the majority in NI seemingly support the Protocol and the vast majority in GB, and the Conservatives, couldn't give two f**ks about an Irish Sea border as they secured Brexit for England.
I know you are biased. Don’t say that about uncertainty, trade barriers creates uncertainty for British businesses that NI consumers buy from.They are just doing reputational damage and introducing uncertainty.
The reputational damage comes from unaware investors abroad thinking people are still shooting each other on street corners.
The uncertainty is for businesses making decisions to invest based on single market access.
Very short sighted even if they don't have a hope of winning.
5,433 people in NI voted for the protocol in the 2019 General Election along with another 13,961,021 of your fellow British citizens in Great Britain. The trade deal and protocol were openly discussed and promoted as a great thing by the Conservative campaign and a majority of voters approved of it.Where is your concrete evidence that the majority of people in Northern Ireland support trade barriers with Great Britain. We did not vote on this protocol so you have no evidence.
Actually the labels say "These United Kingdom products may not be marketed outside Northern Ireland"Of course you had people saying it was lies that knew nothing about the retail sector. No it wasn’t. And it still isn’t because you’ve got the likes of M&S whom have labels saying do not take this U.K. produce. So this will all come back again in April and we will continue to be affected by this.
Oh there will absolutely be some issues in regard to some meat products, that can however be addressed with a mutual agreement between the UK and EU. The UK agreed to those conditions though, they weren't imposed on them.Before this we have a ban (yes you read that right) a BAN on British meat coming into Northern Ireland - from the rest of our country. So we are going to lose a lot of choices and produce.
Yeah....that's not actually true. The DUP's toxic politics and history of it does no good for NI and the sooner the progressive centre becomes the majority the better for everyone in NI.Enough about punishing the DUP, if you punish them you punish us all.