The Democratic Unionist Party (DUO), which wants Northern Ireland to stay in the UK, opposes the formation of a new board. The DUP lost in an election Republican Sinn Féin won last week, but Northern Ireland’s board must be made up of both unionists and Republicans. The country is therefore in political crisis, writes The Guardian†
The DUP opposes in principle the current arrangement of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which is a temporary solution to the border problem between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The party refuses to cooperate with a new government in Northern Ireland in order to put pressure on the government in London. The DUP wants the UK government to take action against the protocol.
According to the party, the current arrangement jeopardizes Northern Ireland’s status as part of the United Kingdom. The party wants to get rid of the protocol and is now putting London and Brussels under pressure.
“The protocol is a direct attack on the principles of every political agreement reached in Northern Ireland over the past 25 years,” DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said in a statement. Belfast Newsletter to know, to know.
Until there is a new government, no major decisions can be made or new bills passed.
Other parties condemn the attitude of the DUP
Sinn Féin describes the DUP’s attitude as “shameful”. Because if the republican party – which is for a united Ireland – won the elections gloriously last week, it needs the cooperation of the unionists to govern. This is regulated by law.
Other parties also denounce the attitude of the DUP. They believe a new government should be formed to save the healthcare system and increase the purchasing power of Northern Irish people. These are important questions that voters pondered during the election.
Northern Ireland is currently – a week after Sinn Féin’s first-ever election victory – in a political crisis due to the failure of the DUP. Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill could become the first Republican prime minister in decades.