Dodds – “EU would trigger Article 16 again if it suited them”

DUP Upper Bann MLA Diane Dodds has said the EU would trigger Article 16 in a heartbeat if it suited their agenda. She was speaking on the anniversary of the European Union using this mechanism to block vaccines coming to Northern Ireland.

By Diane Dodds MLA

Upper Bann

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Commenting Mrs Dodds said,

“One year ago today, the EU were triggering Article 16 to stop vaccines coming to NI. They backed down but had no remorse and no hesitation in using Article 16 to protect their backyard. Yet our government is dithering when the Protocol is damaging the Union and costing our economy £2.5m every day.

Indeed, despite finding the reverse gear very quickly 12 months ago, the EU made it crystal clear that they would not hesitate to use the Article 16 mechanism again if it suited their objectives. It’s about time our government took a leaf out of the EU book.”

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