“This has wide-ranging ramifications. It will not only make negotiation with the EU more difficult, but also any trade negotiations with other nations, including the United States.
“Once trust is undermined, distrust becomes prevalent.”
They continued: “We both opposed Brexit. We both accept it is now happening. But this way of negotiating, with reason cast aside in pursuit of ideology and cavalier bombast posing as serious diplomacy, is irresponsible, wrong in principle and dangerous in practice.
“It raises questions that go far beyond the impact on Ireland, the peace process and negotiations for a trade deal – crucial though they are. It questions the very integrity of our nation.”
This piece by the two pro-EU Prime Ministers came after Boris wrote an article in the Telegraph warning the EU were about to use an “extreme interpretation” of the Northern Ireland Protocol to implement “a full-scale trade border down the Irish Sea”. This border plan by the EU was set to stop the functioning of trade between Northern Ireland and Britain.
Boris goes on to say that the EU plan is a direct threat to the Good Friday Agreement, continuing to warning fellow MPs that to bring down the bill would mean a reduced chance of a trade deal between the two sides.
This attempt to sway MPs by the two former UK Prime Ministers shows that the EU is entirely on the ropes. It seems that when the EU is genuinely threatened, they send the pro-EU cavalry out to gain headlines and airtime by the media in the hope it changes UK MPs minds before the vote.
This is a clear sign that the UK has the upper hand and the EU are going all out to save their plan, which Boris exposes in his Telegraph article.
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