Thursday July 9, 2020

Brexit is back with a bang

As the prospect of an extension to the trade talks recedes, Irish business are assessing how best to prepare for Britain’s EU exit

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

7th June, 2020
A pro-Brexit supporter marches in favour of leaving the European Union in London last year: farmers here are worried about the tariff implications if Britain crashes out of the EU. Picture: Getty

Brexit‘s back. Last Tuesday, Stormont backed an SDLP motion calling on the British government to extend the transition period for Britain leaving the EU. On Thursday, the German ambassador to the EU warned Britain it couldn‘t enjoy “full sovereignty and at the same time full access to the EU’s internal market”. And on Friday, EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain that it could not continue to “backtrack“ on commitments it had made last October....

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