DUP East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has challenged the Government to move
swiftly and undo the damage of Boris Johnston’s Brexit deal.
Mr Wilson was speaking during an urgent question in the House of Commons about the Northern Ireland protocol.
Commenting outside the House Mr Wilson said,
“The DUP has led the opposition to the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement. Our Ministers, MPs and MLAs have worked together to ensure the Government's fully understands the damaging impact the NI protocol will have for the UK and consumer choice and costs in Northern Ireland.
I’m pleased that the Government is open to changes, but we will judge the legislation on its impact rather than the headlines and speculation.
We await further detail about the legislative steps being considered by the Government but with many traders and consumers genuinely fearful of the impact of checks on goods coming into NI, is disappointing that the Government can’t give more clarity.
The protocol places Northern Ireland in a state aid straight jacket which will inhibit the Government and the NI Executive from supporting our emerging sectors, help them get the edge on their EU competitors and fend off predatory behaviour from our nearest competition. Its time for the Government to also address this.”
Other DUP MPs also spoke during the Urgent Question in the House of Commons.