British Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb said on Friday that the United Kingdom was unitedNot negotiable“, In response to French President Emmanuel Macron’s commitment to post – Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland.
“We will not negotiate or stumble upon the unity of Britain, be it regional, constitutional or economic integrity of the UK, it is not on the table, it is not negotiable“The head of British diplomacy, Sky News, was quoted as saying.
London blamed the EU To accept “Very clean approach“Evidence of tension in the British province regarding the use of new specific customs rules in Northern Ireland.
Nothing can be reconsidered
These measures were negotiated as part of the Brexit agreement signed in 2019 by the government of Boris Johnson, but they are causing great tensions in the British province, disrupting trade with the island of Great Britain, and provoking angry trade unionists loyal to the British Crown.
Emmanuel Macron warned on Thursday “Nothing can be reconsidered“In the Brexit issue, let’s assume that”After years of discussion and work we are not serious about wanting to reconsider what we did in July“, Thus criticizing London’s approach to the new customs rules specific to Northern Ireland.
“I think the ball is in the court of the EU, we understand what the French have said, it should inspire the mind in the Commission in Brussels to take a more pragmatic and flexible approach.Said Dominic Robb.
The first face-to-face question on Thursday was between US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is associated with his Irish roots. EU leaders plan to raise the issue on Saturday during a meeting with the British leader ahead of the G7 summit in the UK.
In an interview with the BBC, Joe Biden, the head of the Conservative government, promised not to talk about US dissatisfaction with London’s transformation efforts.Northern Irish Protocol“.
It’s London, the European Union, Washington, “Everyone is very interested in making sure we have the essential symmetry of the Good Friday Covenant“It ended in 1998, in support of the island’s reunification of three decades of bloody conflict between believers and Republicans attached to the British Crown. Boris Johnson expressed his confidence in resolving the issue:”I think we can do it“.
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