According to Ian Paisley Jr., the DUP’s support has been eroded by the Government’s “expendable” treatment of Northern Ireland as part of the Brexit process.
The furious son of the party’s founder utterly destroyed Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Government for the devastating impact of the Brexit protocol, claiming the move costs Northern Ireland an eye-watering “£850million a year” to administer, following disastrous polling that has seen support for the Democratic Unionist Party dwindle to a measly 13 percent support. People have lost faith in the Unionist Party, which his father, Ian Paisley, formed in 1971, as a result, he explained.
“Unfortunately, because of our period of time supporting the Government which we would have hoped delivered Brexit on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom…” Mr Paisley told Nigel Farage on GB News.
“Suddenly find that Northern Ireland was expendable!”
People want Brexit to work, so we’ve reached the end of the punishment.
“Even those who didn’t vote for it, they still want a deal that works for them.”
He went on to say that administering the protocol costs Northern Ireland an incredible “850 million a year” and that it is “ruining the economy of Northern Ireland.”
The DUP MP claimed that the protocol would devastate Northern Ireland’s economy in general, not simply the Unionist sector.
Mr Paisley went on to demand that the government “fix this,” expressing his outrage at the position in which the protocol has left Northern Ireland.
When asked about the issues resulting from the protocol, the Northern Irishman replied, “Where do you start?”