Boris Johnson to vote against first part of new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland | Politics News
Former prime minister Boris Johnson said he would vote against the first part of the government’s new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland.
The Windsor Framework was agreed on on 27 February by Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to change the way the Northern Ireland Protocol works.
The the first vote on the Windsor Framework will take place on Wednesday afternoonwhen MPs will decide if they want to reverse the brakes on Stormont.
Mr Johnson said the proposed new deals meant “the UK as a whole” could not “divergence and take advantage of Brexit”.
“The proposed arrangements mean Northern Ireland is still subject to the EU’s legal order – and increasingly different from the rest of the UK – or they mean the UK as a whole cannot diverge and take advantage of Brexit,” he said.
“That is unacceptable. I will vote against the proposed agreements today.
“Instead, the best course of action is to go ahead with the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill and make sure we get back in control.”