Addressing the root cause of problems is the path to progress.

Addressing the root cause of problems is the path to progress.
Addressing the root cause of problems is the path to progress.

Mrs. Little-Pengelly said,

“Conor Burns’ comments are wrong and wrong, he should be focused on addressing the fundamental issues that have created the situation we face today both in dealing with protocol and in ensuring that the government takes concrete steps to address the root causes of cost of living challenges. we face.

All the main levers to face the challenges of 2022 reside in the treasury, be it green taxes, energy bills, protocol costs or zero-rated childcare. Just as Westminster is dealing with these issues in Scotland and Wales, they should also be dealing with Northern Ireland. With financial pressures in every department here, only Westminster can and should provide cost of living measures.

The DUP received a mandate in May for decisive action against the Protocol. This action is necessary to meet the commitment made by the government in the agreement on the new approach of the new decade more than two years ago. This pledge was essential to our re-entry into the NI executive in 2020 and remains outstanding today. The Government has also recognized that cross-community consensus is essential to the proper functioning of political institutions.

No trade unionist elected to the NI Assembly in May supports the Protocol. It is precisely because of the damage done to this consensus by the Protocol that the political institutions are not functioning at this time. We are committed to full participation in a new Northern Ireland Executive, but the NI Protocol must be replaced with arrangements trade unionists can support.

The DUP opposed the Protocol from its inception because it harms the economic and constitutional well-being of Northern Ireland. Mr Burns and his colleagues were warned of this damage before the protocol was presented to Parliament. The cost of living crisis has highlighted the economic impact of the Protocol. This has a direct impact on the cost of transporting goods to Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK. This reduces the choice on the shelves and drives up the prices at checkout.

Northern Ireland’s political institutions have been directly affected by the protocol and its damaging impact on our fragile political balance. Addressing this root cause is the only path to progress, and accelerating progress on the protocol bill is the best path to achieving that.

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