Friday 29 January 2021 / 6:55 PM Louise Haigh / Northern Ireland

Louise Haigh responds EU’s decision to invoke Article 16 of Northern Ireland Protocol

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting on the European Union’s decision to invoke Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, said:

“This move is deeply destabilising and undermines the huge efforts being made to make the Protocol work.

“Unilateral actions like this do nothing to aid the stability in Northern Ireland which the Protocol was designed to preserve.

“The European Union must remember the Protocol depends on joint working and they share a responsibility to uphold that. They must think again, and revoke this action.”