DUP blocks election of Assembly speaker as MLAs return to Stormont The party’s leader, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, has said he is sending a ‘clear message’ to the EU and the UK Government about the NI Protocol.
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The Taoiseach said that unionist concerns about the protocol should not prevent the convening of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
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The DUP has moved to stall power sharing by refusing to back the election of a new speaker
Stormont Assembly to meet amid uncertainty over election of Speaker
The DUP is refusing to nominate for the post of deputy First Minister as part of its protest over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
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The DUP says it will not nominate ministers until concerns over the NI Protocol are resolved.
DUP leader says he is sending ‘clear message’ to Government and EU over protocol
The party is set to block the election of a new speaker during the first sitting of the Stormont Assembly.
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DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said he wanted to send a clear message to the UK Government and the EU.
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The DUP defended its stance in robust terms, stressing that it had a mandate not to elect a Speaker and join the Executive.