David Brooks said,
“Given Shaun Woodward can’t get basic facts right about Northern Ireland, I’m not sure there is much merit in taking a blind bit of notice of anything else the man says. The one thing he confirmed this morning was how out of touch he is with Northern Ireland and evidently, he is not a supporter of the Union or unionist Parties.
The combined SF and SDLP vote has been dropping over the last 20 years and only 38% of MLAs in the Northern Ireland Assembly are from pro-border poll parties as opposed to a majority as Woodward suggested.
People should focus on making Northern Ireland work, building a shared future and replacing the Protocol with arrangements that unionists can support.”