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Legal bid by unionism over Brexit Northern Ireland protocol will put pressure back on London

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Strategy: DUP Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots (left) talks to party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson. Credit: Peter Morrison

Strategy: DUP Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots (left) talks to party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson. Credit: Peter Morrison

Strategy: DUP Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots (left) talks to party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson. Credit: Peter Morrison

There are some fairly complicated and, if truth be told, boring legal points contained in the latest attempt by unionism to frustrate the protocol, making it unworkable and therefore defunct.

To cut through the legal jargon and implications of section 28A (5) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and associated paragraph 2.4 of the Ministerial Code not being adhered to, what has been claimed is that DUP Minister Edwin Poots needs Executive approval to continue implementing protocol checks at ports and airports.


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