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Lord Trimble believes that the Northern Ireland Protocol has effectively brought an end to the Belfast Agreement

Lord Trimble believes that the Northern Ireland Protocol has effectively brought an end to the Belfast Agreement

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Lord Trimble believes that the Northern Ireland Protocol has effectively brought an end to the Belfast Agreement

The Ulster Unionists have endorsed hard-hitting criticism of the Northern Ireland Protocol by former party leader and First Minister, David Trimble.

Writing in the Irish Times, Nobel peace laureate Lord Trimble said that the protocol "wilfully tears up the Belfast Agreement" because it "ignores the fundamental principle of consent".

Last night Ulster Unionist Lord Empey said the case by Lord Trimble - a key architect of the 1998 Agreement - against the controversial protocol was "compelling".


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