Diane Dodds: Sefcovic must recognise unionist concerns

DUP Upper Bann MLA Diane Dodds will challenge the European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic when he attends the Executive Office Committee on Wednesday and will urge him to be more pragmatic by recognising the concerns of unionists regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol.

By Diane Dodds MLA

Upper Bann

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Mrs Dodds said,

“The NI Protocol is opposed by every unionist party. The suggestion by the EU that the Protocol helps to cement stability in Northern Ireland is threadbare.

Progress in Northern Ireland has been secured by consensus, yet this Protocol has placed a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom without the consent of anyone in Northern Ireland let alone those of us who hold to the Union.

I will be urging Mr Sefcovic to understand unionism and work for an outcome that respects Northern Ireland’s place in the United Kingdom and removes the Irish Sea border.”

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