Downing Street has always intended to “abandon” parts of the Brexit deal and Boris Johnson “never had a Scoobydoo”, which is what the deal meant, asserted his former right-hand man Dominic Cummings when the Brussels government pushed for the deal to reseal to write.
After months of dissatisfaction with the Northern Ireland Protocol, Brexit Minister Lord Frost has threatened to unilaterally suspend the mechanism negotiated just two years ago as part of the Brexit deal unless the EU agrees to effectively tear it apart and replace it .
“We always sign treaties in good faith and intend to implement them,” suggested Lord Frost on Tuesday, saying that it was a “historic misconception” for Brussels not to renegotiate the trade protocol between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
But he was contradicted by the prime minister’s chief political advisor, who has since retired and claimed to have always planned to “throw away parts”. [of the deal] We didn’t like it after beating up former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn in the 2019 general election.
Mr Cummings’ remarks – which came when the EU was promising “very far-reaching” proposals to remedy the situation – were described as “very alarming” by Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who warned political leaders against no agreement with the UK enter government until they are “confident they will keep their promises”.
The former voter, who shaped Mr Johnson’s Brexit strategy during his first 16 months on Downing Street, has made several explosive claims about the Prime Minister since he was reportedly told to “never get to number 10 after a vicious power struggle.” to return”.
When Britain escalated its brinkmanship over the Brexit deal on Tuesday, Mr Cummings described a situation in which “we have taken a party” with around 10 percent in the polls amid the “worst constitutional crisis in Germany”. [a] Century “and a” completely damn negotiating situation “, with a large part of the” Deep State “aiming for” Brexit by name only “or a second referendum.
“So we struggled [through] with the best option we [could] and intended to get [Mr Johnson] Throwing away parts we didn’t like after beating up Corbyn. We have set priorities, ”he said on Twitter in an obvious reference to the Brexit deal.
As the UK seeks to forge new global partnerships, Mr Cummings claimed that countries “break every week” “whatever the flair” of international law, adding, “The idea that it is the epitome of morality is this Policies pushed by inferior student policies lawyers / officials to curb the policies they oppose. “
Describing lawyers as “hired help, not the masters,” Cummings said that while countries should adhere to treaties as a matter of principle, they “of course” should sometimes break them, “just like the EU, the US, China and everyone else Country”.
He said his claims did not mean that the Prime Minister lied during the 2019 general election when he repeatedly insisted that there would be “no border in the Irish Sea”.
Instead, Mr Johnson had “never had a Scoobydoo, which is what the agreement he signed”, did not understand what exiting the Customs Union meant until the eleventh hour of trade agreement negotiations in November 2020, and claimed in January that year that he “never had.” “signed” the Brexit exit agreement “if I had understood,” claimed Mr Cummings.
His intervention came in as a report The guard suggested that the EU prepare to significantly reduce border controls on British goods entering Northern Ireland in order to break the political impasse.
The Vice President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic, had previously said that the proposals would be “very far-reaching” and should be presented at a press conference on Wednesday.
However, following Mr Cummings’ remarks, the Irish Tanaiste warned that the UK could act “in bad faith” with regard to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
“I’ve seen these comments; I hope Dominic Cummings speaks for himself and not for the UK government, ”said Leo Varadkar RTE Tomorrow Ireland.
“But these comments are very alarming because it would suggest that this is a government, an administration that has acted in bad faith and this message needs to be heard around the world. If the UK government does not honor its agreements, it will not honor the contracts it has signed, which must apply to everyone else.
“Right now they are traveling around the world, trying to negotiate new trade deals … Certainly the message has to be sent to all countries around the world that this is a British government that does not necessarily keep its word” and does not necessarily keep it of the agreements made.
“And you shouldn’t make agreements with them until you’re sure they are keeping their promises and doing things like protocol.”
In an overt response on Wednesday morning, Mr Cummings dismissed the “in good faith” speech as “chattering student policy from SW1 insiders infantilized by EU membership”. He added: “It was international diplomacy against people trying to cut our eggs off. Of course there was no such thing as ‘good faith’. “
The previous day, Lord Frost had risked inflammatory tension accusing Brussels of being “disrespectful” to Britain, claiming the bloc was trying “to encourage British political forces to reverse the referendum result, or at least to close us with the EU associate”.
In a speech in Lisbon, when he presented a proposed “new legal text” to the European Commission to replace the Protocol, Lord Frost said: “So that the EU can now say that the Protocol – drawn up in a hurry at a time of great uncertainty – can never be improved, if it naturally causes such big problems, it would be a historical misjudgment. “