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UK moves to rewrite Brexit rules for Northern Ireland; EU threatens legal action


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The British government iss like a partner you divorce but that said partner can't leave alone and persists in looking for attention.

They said. " Get Brexit done"

But since then they haven't done anything.

Just stir up trouble everytime the need some distraction.

It won't turn out well for them.

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They don't stop being the lousy pirates of all history..

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Lying, cheating, backstabbing and lack of loyalty is part and parcel of UK governments.

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I was in NI and the South for a short time during “the Troubles” with COVID, inflation and the upcoming world recession, I hope it doesn’t go back to then.

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Would be beneficial to time out and read the……

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: UK government legal position


Johnson is not denying breaking or subverting treaty law. However, attempting to justifying doing so.

Also to suggest this is merely tinkering is preposterous nonsense.

The NI protocol has been systematically hollowed out. One paragraph alone is evidence enough to sound the air raid sirens in Brussels…

"This act provides that certain specific provision of the Northern Ireland Protocol does not have effect in the United Kingdom".

In effect London will just wipe away any article of the protocol at will.

Both the UK and EU need to find the political will to compromise or the consequences, beyond a prolonged trade war could be unthinkable.

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If the protocol isn't working for us, we have to dump it. That's the reality of international relations. The French would do so in an instant. The only valid criticism of the UK government in all this is that they never went far enough with Brexit. To some extent, Boris's hands were tied thanks to useless Theresa May, but we have not made the most of our new independence.

'Tis not too late to seek a newer world', wrote Tennyson:

'Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.'

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If the protocol isn't working for us, we have to dump it.

But how to define "us"? It seems the majority of people in Northern Ireland are OK with the current arrangement.

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Yeah lord dartmouth.

Countries will be queuing up to deals with a country that reneges on them.

You can't trust a thing they say.

The only thing you can trust is you are in deep doodoo.

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Under the pending bill, checks will be scraped for goods/items heading from Great Britain destined solely for Northern Ireland.

Instead, a green lane with lighter checks for goods heading for Northern Ireland, and a red lane, with the relevant checks, for goods/items destined for EU single market countries.

UK exporters to Northern Ireland will be able to choose between EU or UK regulatory standards, with all the implications when considering future divergence.

More controversially Northern Ireland will be able to take full advantage of UK tax and spending policies plus the removal of the ECJ in oversight of trade disputes.

This not tinkering by any stretch of the imagination.

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Britian should return Northern Ireland back to Ireland, they stole Ireland for 800 years, long enough!

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What did the EU expect? If you do a deal with Johnson, you need to bake in penalties for all possible shenanighans like this. Assuming he will keep his word is charmingly naive.

The Good Friday Agreement and Brexit are mutually incompatible. Any compromise will require some world class bodging and sleight of hand. All they have done so far is break stuff and put things off.

Any legal 'punishment' will simply play into the hands of Johnson, who wants to isolate the UK from the EU even more than he already has. It's like the EU never bothered to do a risk assessment on Johnson before signing the treaty. Amateurs.

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The UK should be embargoed and cut off economically from the world. They are about as trustworthy as the North Koreans.

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There has been a flood of high ranking British Conservative politicians in the British, Irish and European media scathingly criticizing this move by Johnson. Most of them are saying the Foreign Minister Liz Trust is the Machiavellian figure behind it despite her voting against Brexit. Either way it is wrong on every conceivable level.

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It is in the interests of both UK and the EU to find a political compromise.

Be in no doubt the consequences of a prolonged trade war and the affects it will have on communities across the EU and the UK.

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EU trade relations with the United Kingdom. Facts, figures and latest developments.


Sanctions could ratchet up across the board, sector by sector, fishing, agriculture, financial services, energy etc.

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement collapse.

Boris Johnson decision to renege on a signed treaty is reprehensible.

The time frame for bill/legislation to manoeuvre a route through the commons could take up to twelve months.

So there is ample room for a negotiated compromise.

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