After Johnson era, UK is restoring ‘trust’ with EU – Ambassador
Relations between the UK and the EU are recovering from a ‘very low point’ of ‘no trust’ in December 2018. boris johnson According to the German Ambassador to the UK,
Miguel Berger praises Prime Minister Rishi Snack For building a relationship of trust with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen“This is what we can build.”
Mr Berger said the EU now had “complete confidence” that the UK would implement what it had agreed on Brexit, in contrast to Mr Johnson’s experience as prime minister.
MP will be asked Wednesday to approve regulations to introduce the Stormont brake section of the Windsor framework.
Downing Street believes in this measure – it could allow the UK to veto the application of new EU rules Northern Ireland – was the “most important part” of the agreement.
It will be Mr Sunak’s first test in the House of Commons for his deal with the EU, and he could face a backbench uprising in the Conservative Party.
The Windsor Framework as a whole aims to reduce the amount of Brexit red tape created by the Northern Ireland Protocol regarding the movement of GB goods to Northern Ireland.
Berger told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge On Sunday program:
“I think all the main objectives will be achieved as it means we can keep the Good Friday Agreement, keep East-West trade and keep the borders between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland open.
“We often hear from business people in Northern Ireland that what they need is predictability and stability, and I think the Windsor Framework can deliver that.”
Berger added: DUPs There are other union members, but at the same time I think we need a compromise that gives us the credibility we need to reach an agreement, and I think this has been achieved. ”
“Not only are we confident we will get an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons, but this is also an agreement we can build to strengthen the relationship between the UK and the European Union.”
Berger added, “I am confident that the UK government will indeed do what they have agreed to, but as we know, that was not the case with Boris Johnson.”
Asked to describe his relationship with former Prime Minister Johnson, he said, “I would say the relationship was at a very low point and there was no trust that what was agreed would be carried out. This is completely different now.” .
“I think we can see a bright future for our relationship.”
The so-called Stormont Brake Mechanism allows a small number of Stormont MLAs to formally express their concerns regarding the implementation of new EU legislation in Northern Ireland.
This process could ultimately lead to the UK government refusing to introduce it.
Details of how the brakes will work will be outlined in a secondary law the government said it will release on Monday.
The DUP, which has wrecked electricity sharing in Northern Ireland in protest against the Protocol, said the Windsor Framework did not address the “fundamental problems” created by existing arrangements.
Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden told Sky News:
Labor is set to vote in favor of the regulation on Wednesday, and shadow community secretary Lisa Nandi said on the same show, “I think it’s a step forward and we support a step forward.
“Rishi Sunak is ready to clean up some of his own mess. As important as that friction, some of these barriers on the island of Ireland have long been a priority for us.