YOUR VIEWS: People in Derry on First Minister resignation and NI Executive

NI First Minister Paul Givan announced his resignation last Thursday resulting in the collapse of the NI Executive.

The DUP have said the move was due to unhappiness with the Protocol and the threat they claim it poses to the Union with Britain.

Due to the decision taken by the DUP, Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has also automatically lost the position by dafault due to the power sharing arrangement within the Executive office.

Other Ministers, however can continue in post, although their remit is restricted as the Executive can no longer meet.

As things stand, certain goods arriving from Britain must be checked when they arrive at the NI ports, but not when they move from NI to the South, preventing a hard border separating it from the north.

The DUP have been opposed to the NI Protocol and ordered workers at the ports to stop checks on goods from the UK, going against the Brexit agreement.

We took to the streets of Derry city centre and asked local people what they made of the latest political developments up on ‘the hill’.

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