Irish PM: Brexit plans to ditch parts of occupied Ireland Protocol “economic vandalism”

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Plans by the UK government to scrap parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it agreed with the EU would be ‘economic vandalism’ on [the six UK-occupied counties of] Ireland, the taoiseach (Irish PM) has said. The government wants to change the Northern Ireland Protocol to make it easier for some goods to flow from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Micheal Martin said they would damage Northern Ireland’s economy. But DUP MP Sammy Wilson said Mr Martin was ‘focused on Dublin’s interests.’ Speaking on the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme, the taoiseach said that the legislation was unacceptable and represented ‘unilateralism of the worst kind.'” (06/19/22)