UK: DUP Leader calls on Tory leadership candidates to follow through with plans to scrap NI Protocol

The leader of the DUP says he wants assurances the next British Prime Minister will follow through on plans to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland protocol.

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are the final two in the contest to take over from Boris Johnson.

A planned attempt to recall the Stormont Assembly today has been postponed as a mark of respect following the death of former First Minister David Trimble.

Jeffrey Donaldson’s party’s still boycotting power-sharing at Stormont in protest at the post-Brexit arrangement – which has resulted in a trade border down the Irish Sea:

“Obviously we want to see what the new prime minister will do, what direction they will take all of this in. That’s why we will engage over the summer with both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to ensure that they remain committed to this legislation to finding a solution that will see power sharing and political stability and Northern Ireland.”

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