‘What are you waiting for?’ says the narrator. Frost is chastised by Brexiteers for his ‘namby-pamby’ approach to Article 16.
LORD Brexiteer Ben Habib has slammed David Frost for refusing to use Article 16 and end the dreaded Northern Ireland Protocol, accusing him of taking a “namby-pamby” approach to the matter.
The Protocol is a mechanism agreed upon by the United Kingdom and the European Union to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. However, critics, primarily in the Unionist community, are outraged that the agreement subjects Northern Ireland to EU rules and regulations, alleging that it effectively creates a border across the Irish Sea.
Mr Habib, a former Brexit Party MEP who unsuccessfully challenged the Protocol in Northern Ireland’s High Court, was speaking on the same day that Lord Frost told the Conservative Party conference that he was willing to try “anything” to avoid using Article 16 to spend the Protocol.
“Yet again, Lord Frost has fallen short,” he told this publication.
“Yet again, he has stated that Northern Ireland is suffering economically, but he has done nothing to invoke Article 16 to suspend the Protocol and begin the process of helping Northern Ireland.”
The EU has refused to engage in negotiations. His squeamish demeanor will not persuade them to come to the table. Ben Habib is a writer who lives in the United States “What is he waiting for?” Mr Habib inquired. The EU has refused to engage in negotiations.
“His squeamish demeanor will not persuade them to come to the meal.” Suspending the Protocol is the only way to get them there.” Mr Habib stated that Brussels needed to know that Lord Frost “meant business.”
“Anyone with a modicum of experience understands Lord Frost’s warnings are empty,” he continued. They’ve taken away his credibility.
“The reality is that the Prime Minister and Lord Frost lack the courage to act in the best interests of the British people.”
“They’d rather not face the EU’s wrath.”
“Indeed, if they truly cared about the United Kingdom, they would not reject the legal action I and others have taken against the government over the Protocol,” Mr Habib added, referring to the High Court’s bid for a Judicial Review into the Protocol’s constitutionality.
“The Prime Minister insists he will not allow the Protocol to undercut the Act of Union in the Commons, but his lawyers have done so in court.”