Backstop Breaches Good Friday Agreement

Theresa May will express the EU`s proposed “backstop” for Northern Ireland as a violation of the Good Friday agreement. The DUP also says that the real threat to the spirit of the Good Friday agreement is the imposition of the backstop. After the British Parliament voted to leave the European Union, all parties said they wanted to avoid a hard border in Ireland, in part because of the historically sensitive nature of the border. Border issues were one of the three priorities negotiated in the proposed withdrawal agreement. Following the UK`s exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020, this border is also the border between the EU and a foreign country. The Brexit withdrawal agreement obliges the UK to maintain an open border in Ireland, so that (in many ways) the de facto border is the Irish Sea between the two islands. No one disputes that Johnson made concessions and made several U-turns to ensure the UK`s withdrawal from the EU through a withdrawal agreement. And no doubt there are good reasons to suspect each of his maneuvers. But the new rules do not go against the PGA, at least not yet. Mr Johnson has repeatedly said that the Irish border backstop in the Brexit deal – which aims to keep a border open unless another solution is found – is against the deal. After becoming Prime Minister on 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson tried to eliminate the backstop.

this was rejected by the EU, which wanted a legally operational solution. [88] After Johnson`s chief negotiator, David Frost, met with EU officials on 28 August, the two sides agreed to meet twice a week. [89] The agreement says: “The development of a peaceful environment… A standardization of security measures and practices can and should mean. This is where the backstop comes in – insurance to avoid further inspections or new infrastructure at the border – after Brexit. The DUP is packaged on logical contradictions; the only consequence in her positions was that she wanted to have a veto. To make sure this is not considered unpleasant, think about this. The DUP insists that Northern Ireland (effectively) remain in the EU customs union, but refuses to apply the same idea either to the UK, which separates itself from the EU as a whole, or simply to its customs union. It should be easy to see that, in the draft withdrawal agreement, the DUP`s attitude is more than anything contrary to the spirit of the CCM, through any agreement they have chosen, the simple majority or the inter-communal attitude.