Legislative change needed to restore NIs place within the United Kingdom

DUP East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has welcomed a commitment by the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to proceed with the NI Protocol Bill but has urged the Government to press ahead with the Bill as every day the Protocol continues is damaging Northern Ireland.

By Gregory Campbell MP

East Londonderry

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The exchange took place in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

Mr Campbell said,

“The Protocol was flawed from the start as it did not have cross community consent and gradually more people are recognising its failures. We want to see the Protocol replaced by arrangements that restore our place within the United Kingdom.

The NI Protocol Bill does demonstrate progress, but the Government must press ahead. Legislative change is needed to ensure that Northern Ireland’s place in the United Kingdom single market can be restored.

The prize is great if we can get this right but stable devolution is not possible with the Protocol. Every day the Protocol remains and the Bill is not moved, is damaging to Northern Ireland.

We want to focus on fixing our health service and delivering better childcare for working families but the Protocol is disrupting our ability to deliver on these matters.”

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