Sir Jeffrey tells PM “it’s time for action”

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP met the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday morning at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Speaking afterwards Mr Donaldson said,

“It’s time for action from Downing Street. The longer this Protocol stays, the more harm it is inflicting on our economy and the Union.

I reminded the Prime Minister that if there is no action to remove the Irish Sea Border then we will have no option but to ask the voters in Northern Ireland for their verdict.

It is the voters who are facing increased costs and reduced choice in their supermarkets. It is the voters who cannot bring goods from GB to NI. It is the voters who increasingly receive the “not available in NI” message.

Northern Ireland is an integral part of the United Kingdom and people should be free to move goods from one part of the United Kingdom to the other.

This Protocol is harming the Union and our economy. It must be rejected and replaced by arrangements which fully respect Northern Ireland’s position as a constituent and integral part of the United Kingdom.”

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