British not yet ready to trigger Article 16 over Northern protocol
British government is proposing a complete renegotiation of the trade agreements during a ‘standstill’ period before autumn
The European Union’s rejection of a British request to renegotiate the Northern Ireland protocol is “disappointing”, but the triggering of Article 16 is “not imminent” as a result, according to British government sources.
The Business Post understands all sides are now expecting a suspension of the matter until the early autumn, as politicians in Brussels, London and Dublin all “religiously observe” their summer holidays.
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