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Brexit hardliners against Windsor deal


The compromise on Northern Ireland passed with the EU does not satisfy the unionists and certain conservatives.

Correspondent in London

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The weather has cooled over Northern Ireland.

After the hopes placed in the Windsor agreement, concluded last month between London and the EU, the political climate has darkened a little since the unionists of the DUP rejected the text.

Especially since the group of “hard” Brexiters from the Conservative Party have followed suit.

While Parliament is due to vote on the agreement on Wednesday, the situation has become complicated for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

As of Monday, the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party), the main unionist party in Northern Ireland, announced that it would oppose the

“Windsor framework”


While recognizing


progress on this thorny subject of post-Brexit provisions, the party believes that the text

“does not deal with the fundamental question, namely the imposition of European law”

in the British province.


"Stormont brake"

- named after the palace hosting the Northern Irish assembly - is at the heart of the controversy.

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Source: lefigaro

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