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EU, UK edge towards agreement on how to apply trade rul...



EU, UK edge towards agreement on how to apply trade rules for Northern Ireland – FT

A file photograph showing a man and his child walk past an Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) mural on the Shankill road, west Belfast, Northern Ireland, 14 September 2005. (Photo: EPA/Paul Mcerlane)
By Reuters
11 Apr 2021 3

April 11 (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and European Union are making progress in talks on how to apply post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.


EU Brexit commissioner Maros Sefcovic and his UK counterpart David Frost may meet this week to review the progress, the report added.

The UK’s strong engagement in the technical talks on implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol had raised hopes that an understanding could be reached, the FT said, citing EU diplomats and officials. (Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru, Editing by William Maclean)


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  • Northern Ireland is de facto an occupied region of Ireland, a province of England that was created as a so-called separate country by legal fiction in 1921. It is England’s Bantustan for non-Catholic Irish. No one I know can provide a rational explanation for why England continues to occupy it.

  • The English have been causing problems in Eire
    for hundreds of years – about time they withdrew totally from the country, and then the problems will cease. They did this with the rest of their so called Empire, so why not in Eire.

  • Can anyone give me a short and direct answer to , “Why do the English want to stay in Ireland?” Paisley’s story of protecting the protestants is rubbish. My son is a protestant priest in the Irish Republic and he interacts very well with his Catholic counterpart in his diocese.

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