What is the Irish protocol, emerged with Brexit?

First modification: 05/07/2022 – 00:39

The signing of the Brexit agreement had a particularly controversial point, the Irish protocol. It was established to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union and thus prevent resurgence of armed conflict in Northern Ireland. Now the British Government seeks to end some of its parts.

In this episode of In 5 Minutes we explain what exactly this protocol is about and why, despite the fact that it has brought benefits to Northern Ireland, it generates political discrepancies and the Government of the United Kingdom seeks to revoke some of its parts.