Lord Frost’s Brexit masterplan: THE UK says THREE major pieces of legislation must be repealed.
Lord Frost’s recommendations for the Northern Ireland Protocol will necessitate the repeal of important pieces of legislation.
According to this website’s analysis of the Protocol, three of the 19 sections in the Brexit agreement will need to be rewritten to accommodate UK requests. On Wednesday, Lord Frost released a 28-page command paper outlining sections of the international treaty that need to be renegotiated in order to maintain the agreement.
Lord Frost cautioned that if the deal is implemented in its existing shape, Britain will be unable to continue.
He cautioned that if the EU failed to participate in talks over the UK’s demands, the threshold had been reached for the UK to utilize the legal processes specified in Article 16 of the deal to suspend the Protocol.
“It is apparent that the circumstances support the employment of Article 16,” he stated.
“However, we have determined that this is not the appropriate time.
“Instead, we see a chance to do things differently, to chart a new course, to seek an agreement with the EU through negotiations on a new balance in our Northern Ireland arrangements that benefits everyone.”
The demands have so far been rejected by the EU.
“The EU will continue to be creative and flexible within the Protocol framework,” EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated yesterday.
“However, we are not willing to renegotiate.
“In Northern Ireland, we must work together to maintain stability and predictability.”
Articles 5, 10, and 12 of the Protocol all require amendments to suit Lord Frost’s demands, putting the UK on a collision path with Brussels.
The Northern Ireland Protocol’s Article 5 deals with “customs and the transportation of goods.”
It lays out the requirements for the cumbersome paperwork that has created so much consternation for enterprises wishing to export to Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom.
“A good brought into Northern Ireland from outside the Union shall be deemed at risk of being transported into the Union unless it is proved that the good: will not be subject to commercial processing in Northern Ireland; or meets the Joint Committee’s criteria,” it states.
The rules essentially mean that all products crossing the Irish Sea, regardless of their final destination, will be subject to customs scrutiny.
Even though they have no stores in the Republic of Ireland, supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s are exposed to the checks.