The House of Commons of Great Britain on Wednesday supported a key provision of the Windsor Framework Agreement, concluded between London and Brussels to solve the problem of transit of goods through Northern Ireland.
Sky News writes about it.
515 British MPs supported the "Stormont Brake" mechanism provided for in the new Brexit deal, which would allow the Northern Ireland Assembly to reject new European Union legislation.
The mechanism was supposed to be a compromise for Northern Irish unionists, who oppose the application of EU norms on the country's territory and further rapprochement with the rest of Great Britain.
But the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland refused to support the Windsor Framework Agreement a few days before the vote, followed by the hard-Brexit conservatives.
Instead, the opposition Labor Party on Wednesday expressed public support for the deal brokered by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, although it said it was the Conservatives who were blocking its approval because they did not have a unified position.
As you know, at the beginning of March 2023, after several months of negotiations, London and Brussels reached a compromise on perhaps the most painful issue of bilateral relations.
The document, called The Windsor Framework, is designed to close the biggest problem that has arisen from Brexit: the issue of trade through Northern Ireland. Despite the fact that London completed its exit from the EU in 2020, it was not possible to find a solution to this problem.