Brian Keegan: Britain’s inability to get the NI protocol to work exposes its failure to prepare
The latest grace periods for checks and controls are merely a sticking plaster to hide how horribly unprepared Boris Johnson’s government is for the practicalities of Brexit
Responding to questions on the operation of the Northern Ireland protocol in Westminster last week, Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, made repeated mention of the role of business.
He hoped that Maroš Šefčovič, the EU vice-president with responsibility for Brexit, could “visit Northern Ireland more”. By implication, if Šefčovič really understood the issues affecting people and businesses in the North, he might be more positive about the British government reneging on the previously agreed...
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All-island research project launched to pinpoint problems in Northern Ireland economy
The project was launched today by Ibec and the Economic and Social Research Institute
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Editorial: Tories and DUP must face up to Brexit disaster they created
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