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Why has the Northern Ireland protocol paralysed Stormont?

Guardian, 14 May 2022
Sinn Féin's historic win in regional elections has caused a political stalemate as the DUP vows to block the election of ministers to the executive until the Northern Ireland protocol is revised.
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The protocol is a contentious element of the UK's Brexit withdrawal agreement, which the DUP campaigned to scrap. The UK government is poised to table legislation next week that would revoke parts of the protocol and resolve the political impasse, but the EU has said it 'will not renegotiate' the protocol

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