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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

EU rejects suggestions there are plans to close Ireland off from the single market

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Politico Europe has said that an emergency plan was being discussed by EU officials to introduce checks on goods coming from Ireland.

Officials from the European Union have completely dismissed the report, which said checks could come into play if if Britain continues not to fully apply checks down the Irish sea.

“EU leaders are quite simple: they will not allow the former coloniser to force Ireland out of the internal market,” an EU diplomat said.

He went on to describe the report as “low-level kite flying”.

EU and UK officials met in London for talks surrounding the Northern Ireland protocol.

The EU is accusing Britain of not conducting effective checks from good coming from Northern Ireland, hence creating a hole in the single market.

However, the UK are accusing the EU of being to strict to the rules, that implementing such checks would be damaging to the Unionist community in Northern Ireland.

Britain and Europe ended their talks in London today with no apparent breakthrough.

Brexit minister Lord Frost warned the EU that time is running out to reach an agreement and urged them to use “common sense”.

However, the EU’s Maros Sefcovic warned the UK that Europe would act firmly and resolutely if the UK does not effectively rectify the scenario.

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