Source: Traditional Unionist Voice – Northern Ireland
Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“The fury of Sinn Fein over the UK’s modest intervention on the Protocol grace periods confirms Sinn Fein cares nothing for economic damage to Northern Ireland or its people.
“Faced with a choice of easing the immediacy of some of the Protocol’s increasing damage or ramping up that damage, Sinn Fein chose damage maximisation. Once more Sinn Fein demonstrates that its anti-NI ideology trumps everything else.
“Whereas HMG is warranted in the action it announced, no one should think this tinkering comes anywhere close to dealing with the Protocol. It is not the timing or pace of its implementation that makes it anathema, but its constitutional consequences of annexing us into a foreign single market for goods, under a foreign customs code and vat regime and all overseen by foreign laws we cannot change and subject to the jurisdiction of a foreign court.
“Hence the constitutional imperative that the Protocol must go, in all its parts.”