Brian Keegan: It’s surprising anyone is surprised about effects of NI protocol
There seems little recognition that the special arrangement designates the North as a uniquely privileged trading zone
It is difficult to remember an arrangement that has come under as much sustained criticism and attack as the Northern Ireland protocol.
The device establishes a trading relationship between the North and Britain such that a hard border is not required on the island of Ireland to comply with the post-Brexit trading relationship agreed between Britain and the EU.
If you were to judge from the commentary in recent weeks, this is the only advantage...
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