Blog: Hamming it up: sausage wars, porky pies and party roastings - implementing the Protocol
This blog by Milena Komarova, Katy Hayward and Ben Rosher, is the fourth of a series published for the first 6 months of implementing the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, with a particular focus on borders and cross-border cooperation
When, in our previous blog we reported on the election of a new DUP leader, Edwin Poots, we couldn’t have imagined he would already have been replaced by the time we came to write this one. The tribulations of the DUP may be said to be emblematic of the year so far for Northern Ireland politics. This turbulence has been integrally connected to the socio-political tensions over the Protocol and the wider geopolitics of Brexit and the new UK-EU relationship.