What does the Northern Ireland Protocol and the threat of the UK triggering Article 16 mean for Northern Ireland?

The United Kingdom is threatening to use Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, which suspends the agreement either in part or as a whole, amid tough talks with Brussels. To find out what this means for the different communities affected by the Northern Ireland protocol, Europe Center senior fellow Ben Judah interviewed Matthew O’Toole, Member of the Northern Irish Assembly for South Belfast, who is the Social Democratic and Labour Party’s Spokesperson on the Economy and Brexit for #BritainDebrief.

What does the protocol mean to the communities in Northern Ireland? How is the UK government impacting the region? What can be done to help moderate unionists support the continuation of the protocol?”

You can watch #BritainDebrief on YouTube and as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


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