The EU has given the perfect opportunity to finally end the NI protocol row says BEN HABIB | Express Comment | Comment

The EU has given the perfect opportunity to finally end the NI protocol row says BEN HABIB | Express Comment | Comment

Although missed by many commentators, the EU has given her the perfect opportunity for dealing with this once and for all.

When Liz Truss introduced the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill back in June, the EU gave our government an ultimatum: fall into line by September 15 with our interpretation of the Protocol or face legal action in the European Court of Justice. 

The EU’s interpretation of the Protocol – which it is formally and legally enforcing for the first time – would, amongst other things, require we implement checks on goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain. Reflect on that a moment. 

The Irish Sea border has thus far only affected a limited number of goods moving in one direction, from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. The EU now wants to block goods going the…

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