Boris Johnson urged to ‘plunge knife’ into Brexit deal to end trade protocol ‘absurdity’

Jamie Bryson: Fabric of the Union 'dismantled' by Protocol

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Loyalist activist Jamie Bryson has urged Boris Johnson’s Government to “plunge the knife” into Northern Ireland protocol amid anger from Northern Irish unionists and Brexit supporters across the United Kingdom. Mr Bryson said that while UK Government had “drawn their sword and sharpened the blade” in negotiations with Brussels it was time for Britain to act unilaterally to end the “constitutional absurdity” of the Brexit Protocol. 

Bryson told “I think the British Government have drawn their sword and sharpened the blade but sadly they haven’t plunged it into the heart of the protocol yet.

“So I mean it is a nice start but it is almost like a drunk man taking his coat off in a fight outside a bar, I mean he is taking one step forward and two steps back shouting somebody hold me back!

“I mean at some point it is going to have to be put up or shut up.

“I do think we are coming very close to that period of time,” he added.

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“I think some sort of potential solution would be the equivalence of standards.

“But what has to be remembered is this, the British Government imposed this injustice and this constitutional absurdity which they themselves accept in practice, so in substance, removes Northern Ireland from the UK internal market.”

Mr Byrson argued: “So the Government are the ones who have the responsibility of coming up with a way to solve this.

“But the main difficulty they have is they accepted this notion that there could not be as much as a CCTV camera between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, I mean what is that? I mean what other sovereign country in the world would say oh well because of a threat of terrorism we might not police our own borders.”

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Mr Bryson has been a vocal critic of the protocol on the grounds the new customs arrangements differentiate Northern Ireland from mainland Britain, both economically and constitutionally.

The loyalist campaigner has argued that the EU and “Irish nationalists” share a common objective – pulling Northern Ireland out of the UK.

Mr Bryson told “The EU’s objective is to create an overarching economic and political union.

“I mean that is what the EU is all about.

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“So they want to grab as much territory as they can and to subjugate it under their empire as it were.

“That is the ultimate objective of the EU, So they are trying to grab Northern Ireland within their orbit.”

He added: “Irish nationalism and the EU’s objective aline because the Irish Government and Irish nationalists want to grab Northern Ireland because they want there to be a united Ireland.

“The European Union want to grab Northern Ireland because they want an empire as it were with open borders and economic, and political union.”

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