Wilson - Baker in no position to preach

The DUP’s East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has said Northern Ireland Minister Steve Baker should spend less time preaching to Northern Ireland politicians and get on with replacing the Protocol that he helped vote through in Parliament in the first place.

By Sammy Wilson MP

East Antrim

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“Mr Baker is in no place to preach to the DUP or any other party. The only thing consistent about his position is his inconsistency.

First of all, he spoke against the Protocol arrangements in the House of Commons and then voted against them three times only to eventually walk through the lobby in support of the Protocol.

After we pointed out to him the damage being done to Northern Ireland and the entire United Kingdom by the Protocol, he said accepted he had been wrong to support it and apologized for backing it in the first place. Indeed, only last week he said he would implode the Conservative Party if he didn’t get the Protocol arrangements changed and he accepted that the Protocol breaches the Belfast Agreement.

Rather than running around preaching to others to “get back in and do their”, he would be better doing his job and sort out the Protocol problem his party created and he voted for. We will then be able to have stable devolution.”

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