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Dominic Cummings: the UK always intended to ditch NI protocol

Dominic Cummings, ex-adviser to PM, tweeted that the UK Government always intended to ditch the Northern Ireland protocol. He also added that it flawed.

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Dominic Cummings, ex-adviser to PM, tweeted that the UK Government always intended to ditch the Northern Ireland protocol. He also added that the flawed Brexit agreement had been a way to get out of the electoral doldrums. Also, Jeremy Corbyn and the government should be permitted to “sometimes crack deals as every other country does.”

Dominic Cummings: the UK always intended to ditch NI protocol

That statement made Dublin alarmed. Leo Vaadkar who arranged the NI protocol with Johnson in October 2019 claimed that if it was correct, the government could not be granted. He also added that it’s not only its agreement but must refer to everyone else.

Cummings’ claim as match as Steve Baker’s

Cummings’ claims ring with comments by Steve Baker last year. He showed that the ERG had been convinced to choose for the Brexit deal notwithstanding their reservations over checks on goods passing the Irish Sea.

Baker stated last May, “Cummings said we should vote for the original withdrawal agreement without reading it. Michael Gove pronounced it we could change it later. But now with him in control, we are setting in a proper border in the Irish Sea.”

Mark Francois’ commented on Cummings’ claim

Last week, Mark Francois, the chair of the ERG, told them they had approved the deal comprehending it was “a jeopardy”. It was because the protocol was flawed but there was a larger prize at stake.

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