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The unworkability of the Northern Ireland Protocol

A response to David Allen Green 

By Vernon Bogdanor  

Does the protocol respect the views of the unionist community, asks Bogdanor. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Images

David Allen Green indulges in absurd name-calling when he calls me a tory commentator favouring the British constitution as it was in 1990, when I am on the record as favouring a new British Bill of Rights, devolution and proportional representation. I am, however, always glad when personal remarks of this sort are made as it shows that my critics have no arguments.

His one argument is that the Belfast Agreement dictates a soft border in Ireland. It does not. While it provides for cross-border cooperation, it does not mention a soft border, since it was then taken for…

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