Liz Truss warns EU she is willing to trigger Article 16 ahead of face-to-face talks

1/9/2022 2:23:00 AM

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned she is prepared to unilaterally override parts of the post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland if negotiations fail

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned she is prepared to unilaterally override parts of the post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland if negotiations fail

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned she is prepared to unilaterally override parts of the post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland if negotiations fail.

This would suspend parts of the treaty designed to prevent a hard border with the Republic, if a deal cannot be struck.The Foreign Secretary was handed responsibility for the negotiations after Lord Frost resigned as Brexit minister last month.Ms Truss is hosting Mr Sefcovic, a European Commission vice-president, at the Chevening country retreat afforded to the Foreign Secretary when he visits on Thursday.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, she said it is her "absolute priority" to resolve the "unintended consequences" created by the protocol to maintain peace in Northern Ireland."When I see Maros Sefcovic this week for our first face-to-face talks, I'll be putting forward our constructive proposals to resolve the situation."

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I'm sick to death of hearing about article 16. If your gonna do it just get on with it. Jesus! No she's not. Bluff has already been called. She's just chucking red meet to the ERG dickheads so she gets support when there is the inevitable leadership bid 🙄🙈 Aaah that again 😴 Hold on, - she has said that she, on her own, will override what was agreed by a parliamentary vote. That's hardly 'taking back control'. The MP that campaigned to remain...😬

Isn’t the only reason for opposing the NI protocol that it demonstrates that connection to SM alleviates the worst impact of brexit All huff and puff. She’s posturing for the benefit of the hooligans in the ERG. she's meant to be making trade deals not starting trade wars Has she told Joe Biden about this?

One step closer to Indy... That would prove they don't give a toss about NI, they're so annoyed because it's working for the majority...

Liz Truss ‘willing’ to trigger article 16 of Brexit protocol if talks falterAs she prepares for crunch EU talks this week, the foreign secretary says her priority is to protect Northern Ireland’s peace deal Brexit is suicide bomber politics : Give us what we want or we'll blow ourselves up! EU response? Meh. Wait, wasn't brexit done?

'unilaterally override parts of the post-Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland' 🤣🤣🤣 We live in a no consequence world 🤔 Sets out exactly what Scot’s have known for decades - Tories can’t be trusted to honour a deal. EVER Foreign Secretary Liz Truss? Only in a parody of a dystopia. PM Liz Truss? Beyond parody.

The last time she was dressed as Buttons, did she issue this statement dressed as Widow Twankey, (Well...more like Widow Twankey than usual)? PantoSeason BrexitPanto JohnsonOut Another English Tory cabinet minister way out of their depth mrjamesob Britain is going to have to wait 3-5 years before that subject is broached. Why, b/c Brexit and it’s consequences are going to have to hurt bad enough before a majority of leaver’s realize staying in was better for the UK

Truss might just find out she's way out of her depth when breaking an agreement made with 27 countries. She's got the brains of a chocolate mouse JohnsonOut No, Liz, Article 16 is not Sweet and Sour Prawn Balls. Thick Truss should not be trusted to hold your pint

Liz Truss ‘willing’ to trigger article 16 of Brexit protocol if talks falterAs she prepares for crunch EU talks this week, the foreign secretary says her priority is to protect Northern Ireland’s peace deal Brexit is suicide bomber politics : Give us what we want or we'll blow ourselves up! EU response? Meh. Wait, wasn't brexit done?

I heard she is going to line guard dogs along the Antrim coast because apparently when they bark they scare off drones etc and Liz is hoping the barking doggies will scare away the sea border too... 🥱 Silly Billy/woman not wanting to be sexist So it's a hard border around the 6 counties, is that really the future?

Sure, Liz. You do that. What a terrible me Brexit has caused! Ohh! Great that Foreign Secretary Barbie is in charge. 🤭Sure thing. 🤭👍 Translated: Liz Truss is willing to risk a trade war with the EU by reneging on the Withdrawal Agreement. Dishonourable, perfidious, and plain stupid.

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Liz Truss obeying the ERG. As expected. The Government threatening to do something thinks it will work. The threat of the referendum was supposed to refrom the EU so UK would stay. It didn't. Post Brexit was supposed to make things better. I hasn't. Has anyone told Liz Truss there is a bus coming with her name on it..🤣 BrexitReality BrexitDisaster ToryIncompetence

Her PM and Frost AGREED to the Withdrawal Agreement that includes the NI Protocol.The MAJORITY of the people in the North of Ireland accept the protocol and accept the WINS that comes with it .The EU Commission proposals on the table at the minute,mitigate for most issues . DizzyLizzy stamps her feet and threatens to damage NI trade so that it matches the damage done to the rest of the UK ToryBrexitDisaster

Truss warning the EU is like being mailed by a day old kitten JohnsonOut Ms Truss, talk is cheap, walk the talk. Language of dictatorship. I'm sure this will come as a shock to the EU. 😴😴😴🥱🥱🥱 margarance Go on then.

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How many brexit ministers is that now? 20, 30, I've lost count? We want to stick our fingers in the electrical socket again? Is the public still buying this bull💩? WE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE 'oven ready' DEAL WE PROPOSED AGAIN FFS! I seem to recall this was part of the 'oven ready' deal. Could it possibly be that BorisJohnson was lying? liarjohnson

If she keeps behaving this way, she could get Boris's job. Empty words, political pantomime and the scarecrow lady, if she only had a brain. Not surprised. The Tory party has no integrity. Sign a deal to pander to populists and then renege on it and blame the EU to pander to the same populists wedowhatwewant

JohnsonOut ToryBrexitDisaster JohnsonOut Ah, trussliz are you DavidGHFrost in disguise? Fyi if you threaten continuously but never carry out or have the ability or willingness to carry it out, it just makes you a blowhard and a coward with no substance, either put up or shut up, You're welcome And the EU will close the channel ports. - that will show them

A total failure of governance by Conservatives. Cast Britain totally adrift and watch the destruction unfold...we will suffer far, far worse than any EU country. What a disaster. ToryBrexitDisaster VoteLeaveLied BrexitDisaster BrexitReality A16 would likely fail in these circs legally. Needs an act of parliament. The EU wouldn't have agreed to it if it was that easy to wreck. She knows this and wants to look hard but will fail. If she doesn't know this, she's even dumber than she looks.

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Gormless and vacuous, but with a huge ego. Leadership push from Liz - look how strong I am That should be renegotiations. Has anyone asked her which of the EU sanctions that would follow she is most looking forward to? So Trade agreement scrapped, Tarrifs, Major checks at Dover, channel tunnel, Major Tariffs on British made cars entering Europe, WTO tariffs on Farm products entering EU. I don’t think so. Brandon Lewis said last year U.K. would break International Law over Protocol, All bluff

Yawn... But she did vote the Brexit oven ready deal, didn’t she? Is the same deal her charlatan boss has signed! She won't do anything of the sort. And we all know it. If she does try, the US government will tell her to stop it. Move on, nothing to see here. Her brexit job is now the elephants graveyard of the conservative party.

Sure you are. 🙄

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They’ve all said that and yet here we are. Also art 16 is just more talking is it not If she does, she'll soon be looking older than she does already 😬 When will this government, with its various clowns, be removed? When can we go back to some sort of stability and normality? Same lines, different actor. Unlike the previous unelected bureaucrat, Frost, she actually voted through Johnson’s oven ready deal that was sold to the British public as the best deal ever.

Oh 🤦‍♂️ here we go ago. The DUP has been threatening to trigger article 16 since the day and hour it was written Gawd. Leave it to Truss👎👎👎👎👎 Yawn 'when in internal 🇬🇧 trouble -inflation, food shortages, etc.- or leadership contest, threaten with Art. 16' 😴😴😴 Of course she is that's why she was given the job thick as sh__ and disposable

More posturing to set up her run at being PM…

Go on then. We are watching you. 🙄🙄🤦🏼‍♀️ Reckless Dizzy Lizzy chatting shit again 🙄 'New resurgence of terrorism markets!!!!' Why do the ToryScum keep posturing on this? It’s like they know that a good portion of their voters get turned on by this hard talk & war like rhetoric. We are being led by a far right extremist outfit, not a government.

Frost pathetically threatened the same thing and the EU simply called his bluff knowing he wasn't stupid enough to make the Brexit catastrophe even worse for the UK economy. Worryingly I can actually believe that Truss is so colossally thick that she might sink the country. Completely and shamelessly prostituting herself to the ERG for what could well go down as the shortest ever period that someone leads the Conservative party. But at least she has proved her Tory credentials in that her own self-interest is obviously paramount.

What an utter unit. Another halfwit talking tough before they've sat down with more intelligent people who will explain to them why they won't do that.

Meanwhile in the USA....... Tell us the one about the apples again... Does she even know what A16 is Dumb cluck tries a tactic that Frost attempted once a fortnight with no success. 🙄🤦🏼‍♂️ Lord Frosr in a skirt. Totally incompetent. Won’t do it she’ll miss out on expensive meals and load of booze. Just another Tory on their knees for Murdoch

She's actually going to enact article 10. She ran out of fingers. I'm old enough to remember Liz Truss the Trade Secretary threatening to be tough with her Australian counterpart, only to sell out UK agriculture & comsumers in her shit 'trade deal' which she left for someone else to sign. She's a human wrecking ball.

Let's be honest, she can't do anything without asking the Americans. Ye mean she's gonna stuff NI like rUK. That’ll go down well. Ladies and Gentlemen, can we have a Big Hand for the Self-serving Careerist in the room. Aye right Desperate Conservatives shitting all over the peace and prosperity this country has worked hard to achieve. This will drown them, but no one else will come off well either. Like others, I am so tired of this that I just think 'do your worst', hasten your end and leave us be.

Here she goes again Admittance of failure with the oven ready deal , this administration takes you for fools 🇬🇧😈

Yeah, because it's always best to begin negotiations with a threat. Jesus wept. I do mistrust Liz Truss. She is known to switch sides easily and was also a remainer during the time of the referendum. Hardly a background to recommend her for this role. Time for her to tell the EU to push off, if she really is serious about doing this job properly.

bandit12blue OH FFS so lbc have been given the exclusive on this utter pish to garner public reaction FFS wtf actually tunes in to your pish? 🤣 Put up or shut up I thought Brexit was done FFS!!! Let’s hope the EU doesn’t give in to the UK demands - its BorisJohnson fault who signed the deal in the first place Conservatives

Sure I’ve heard that one before. Anything else in your Orada Joke Bag? Plenty jokes in your Csbinet. Not this crap again 🤦‍♂️ trussliz Frost said the same thing a bunch of times.... How did that work out for him? Is she prepared to take back control over the border on the island of Ireland? Especially customs facilities, personal and IT systems?

Article 16 no less

They must be trembling in their shoes! That bluff was called months ago. Isn't this supposed to be 'news'? There are no negotiations on the Protocol. Again, it's a legally binding agreement. You can have talks on specific issues around quantity or quality but there are NO negotiations on the protocol itself. Please stop saying otherwise.

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂She ysed to be a remainer Ask hee sbout that juicy PPE contract An unelected bureaucrat based in Westminster ignoring the will of the people of Northern Ireland who voted to remain in the EU. 👍😃 is she alright in the head? like seriously I mean? hasn't had a knock to the head recently? Or failed to read a newspaper for 3 decades?

More bollocks..just playing to the gallery. Can she even count to 16 Egged on by the dailyfail MailOnline Go ahead madam .. see how that turns out 🙄

see how it goes You can't have both. You can't have your cake and eat it. Empty threats EU won’t be bullied She’ll get the blame for burning it down. Clever move putting her in 'IF' negotiations fail? Anything to the disadvantage to NI will drive them closer to Ireland How stupid can you be to do that? How many times has the UKG threatened this?

Don’t think stand up is here calling!

So willing to risk international sanctions? Yeah I highly doubt that. Good luck with your trade deals with the US. How does she see this playing out? Does she still think we hold all the cards? Crack on Liz, your party has already run the country into the ground, why not finish us off.

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The Foreign Secretary was handed responsibility for the negotiations after Lord Frost resigned as Brexit minister last month. Ms Truss is hosting Mr Sefcovic, a European Commission vice-president, at the Chevening country retreat afforded to the Foreign Secretary when he visits on Thursday. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, she said it was her “absolute priority” to resolve the “unintended consequences” created by the protocol to maintain peace in Northern Ireland. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, she said it is her "absolute priority" to resolve the "unintended consequences" created by the protocol to maintain peace in Northern Ireland. “When I see Maroš Šefčovič this week for our first face-to-face talks, I’ll be putting forward our constructive proposals to resolve the situation. "When I see Maros Sefcovic this week for our first face-to-face talks, I'll be putting forward our constructive proposals to resolve the situation.” The current issues are “myriad and manifest”, she argued, citing issues such as bureaucracy on sending parcels between Northern Ireland and Britain and problems procuring kosher food." The current issues are "myriad and manifest", she argued, citing issues such as bureaucracy on sending parcels between Northern Ireland and Britain and problems procuring kosher food. Michael Rogers, the chief executive of the Australian Fresh Produce Alliance, said there was a “significant risk” of such a situation.

"I am prepared to work night and day to negotiate a solution," Ms Truss continued. “But let me be clear, I will not sign up to anything which sees the people of Northern Ireland unable to benefit from the same decisions on taxation and spending as the rest of the UK, or which still sees goods moving within our own country being subject to checks. “But let me be clear, I will not sign up to anything which sees the people of Northern Ireland unable to benefit from the same decisions on taxation and spending as the rest of the UK, or which still sees goods moving within our own country being subject to checks. "But let me be clear, I will not sign up to anything which sees the people of Northern Ireland unable to benefit from the same decisions on taxation and spending as the rest of the UK, or which still sees goods moving within our own country being subject to checks. "My priority is to protect peace and stability in Northern Ireland. I want a negotiated solution but if we have to use legitimate provisions including article 16, I am willing to do that. I want a negotiated solution but if we have to use legitimate provisions including Article 16, I am willing to do that.” Read more Last week, Šefčovič warned that “the foundation of the entire deal” brokered between the UK and the EU would be jeopardised if Truss took the drastic step." Last week, Mr Sefcovic warned that "the foundation of the entire deal" brokered between the UK and the EU would be jeopardised if Ms Truss takes the drastic step. “This is a very distracting element in the discussions. “So we’re very realistic and pragmatic about the way forward.

"This is a very distracting element in the discussions. You try to achieve something together and - bam - there's the threat of Article 16 again," he told German newspaper Der Spiegel. “It touches on the fundamentals of our relationship. “It touches on the fundamentals of our relationship. "It touches on the fundamentals of our relationship. "The Northern Ireland Protocol was the most complicated part of the Brexit negotiations, and it is the foundation of the entire deal. Without the protocol, the whole system will collapse. Without the protocol, the whole system will collapse. We must prevent that at any cost. “We don’t want to get to a stage where we’re destroying food in a farm, at a paddock, because we can’t get it to the supermarket and Australians go to the supermarket and there’s not food on shelves.

We must prevent that at any cost.” Topics." .