Northern Ireland Protocol: Has Rishi Sunak got the politics right on the post-Brexit deal? | Politics News

After weeks of downplaying expectations of an impending Brexit deal, Rishi Sunak is now setting the official wheels to deliver on the deal he has reached with the EU.

But there’s still a big question about whether he’s got the political right to the issue on this side of the channel.

The period of inactivity this past week has given way to Boris Johnson and other Brexit supporters begin agitation against the plan.

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Any rebellion in Westminster can be quelled by bringing Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) toward.

But this is where politics seems most precarious for prime minister.

There are questions about whether the DUP is kept in the loop – even informally – about negotiations with the EU.

The story shared by Sky News this weekend about The plan is cancelled relate to King didn’t help either.

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One of the biggest mistakes of Theresa May while she is at number 10 is that the negotiation with the EU is the one that will decide whether she can Brexit agreement was successful.

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As a result, the focus shifted away from domestic politics, meaning the DUP was not included and her position as prime minister was eventually sunk by her own supporters.

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At the time, a DUP source informed the press that “it was a battle to see who blinked first, and we cut our eyelids”.

That summarizes the specific determination of a group where politics has far more profound influence than just party loyalty.

Mr. Sunak may be about to learn all this the hard way.


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