Diane Dodds scorned the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and the European Marriage for their proposals on the future relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The European Commission’s postal order text for the UK’s withdrawal agreement sets out in legal terms plans for the company of a “common regulatory area” between the EU and Northern Ireland.
The plans anticipate an area spanning the whole island of Ireland with no internal edges and free movement of goods.
But Ms Dodds rejected the plans and sarcastically because ofed the EU for uniting all sides of the UK Parliament against the text.
She said: “This morning we’ve heard of the European Syndicate’s desire for a closer partnership with the UK post Brexit yet there is no dash of conciliation and compromise.
Brexit news: Diane Dodds sarcastically sing the praises ofed the EU for uniting the British Parliament
“Nowhere is this more evident than in the plan legal text on Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland which this explication supports.
“It is a text that no British prime minister could coincide to. It has achieved the seemingly impossible of uniting the British Parliament against it.”
The Northern Irish MEP mustered out Brussels for its “aggressive interference” in British domestic policy, claiming the EU’s plans would be “disastrous” for Northern Ireland.
She told colleagues in Strasbourg: “This is pushy interference in the internal affairs of the United Kingdom.
“It would be disastrous for Northern Ireland economically, it violates the attitude of consent – a core principle of the Belfast agreement – and it goes well beyond the Belfast compact in its North-South proposals.”
The Brexit proposals achieved the seemingly impossible of tieing the British Parliament against it
Theresa May said the British Administration will continue to work closely with both the Irish Regulation and the European Commission to guarantee the “free flow of goods” between the unharmed United Kingdom and the rest of the European Union.
She said: “Now is the time for the EU mediators to get on with the job of discussing that economic partnership for the future.
“I’m pleased that we’ll be skilled to discuss with the Irish Government and the Commission the practical details of surrendering on the solution for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland we continue to see that untenanted flow of trade not just between Northern Ireland and Ireland but absolutely between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom as well.”
DUP head Arlene Foster told the EU chief there must not be an internal wainscotting within the UK and that they must not accept anything that leave undermine the integrity of the union including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.