Following the DUP’s announcement to resign the First Minister position , TUV leader Jim Allister has stated “it’s about time!”
Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“About time” is TUV’s primary response to the DUP’s announcement of
the resignation of the First Minister.
“TUV has long said key to getting rid of the Union-dismantling
Protocol was ending all complicity in its implementation. Hence the
folly of the Poots Posts and checks which helped the iniquitous
Protocol bed in.
“We have long said that if the price of Stormont is the implementation
of the Protocol that it was a price no unionist should pay, or ever
should have paid!
“The Protocol is so fundamentally destructive of our integral position
within the United Kingdom that it must go in all its parts. There can
be no halfway house on our constitutional position and it can not be
secured without the EU giving up its ill-gotten sovereignty over
“Continuing in a foreign single market, under a foreign customs code
and VAT regime, all governed by foreign laws we don’t make and can’t
change and overseen by a foreign court, is not compatible with being
part of the United Kingdom. Hence this Protocol is irredeemable and
unbearable for unionism.”