Sunday September 20, 2020

Brexit fears at the other Irish border

Economically, Holyhead is the most critical gateway for more than €35m billion of annual imports and exports, from meat and dairy goods to pharmaceuticals and even 1,000 horses a week as part of the bloodstock trade

27th February, 2019
Holyhead worries hauliers may seek other routes. Pic: Getty

There’s an ominous number that keeps coming up in conversations among workers at the port handling the bulk of trade between the UK and Ireland: “the 29th.”

It’s the date at the end of March when Britain risks descending into chaos should politicians fail to agree on the terms of the country’s divorce from the European Union. The looming threat has meant Prime Minister Theresa May is now said to be...

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