It comes when Boris Johnson will travel to the UK on Monday amid rising political tensions over the EU agreement, after the DUP blocked the election of a new speaker to the Legislative Assembly until action was promised. Last night (Friday), Tory comrade Lord Moylan said: “If Ireland and the EU had insisted that the people of Northern Ireland be consulted before the protocol was imposed on them, all this could have been avoided. But they insisted that they were not consulted … and Now look at the mess, Simon Coveney. “
In response on behalf of his colleague, Neale Richmond, spokesperson for European affairs for the Irish ruling party Fine Gael, he replied that Northern Ireland “opposed Brexit”, “accepts the protocol” and that it “was consulted”.
He accused the longtime Boris ally, who has Irish heritage, of not caring about Ireland, “north, south or whole”.
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