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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:37 PM

Barnier: Goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain will be checked after Brexit

Source: Politico

Goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain after Brexit will be subject to checks and controls, the EU’s chief negotiator said Tuesday, contradicting statements made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“Implementation of this [Northern Ireland] protocol foresees checks and controls for goods entering the island of Ireland," Michel Barnier told the European Parliament.

"I look forward to a constructive cooperation with U.K. authorities to ensure that all the provisions set out in this agreement are respected and made operational.”

Johnson has insisted such controls would not be introduced under his Brexit deal with Brussels, doubling down on this point during a press conference Monday.

Read more: https://www.politico.eu/article/barnier-goods-entering-northern-ireland-from-britain-will-be-checked-after-brexit/

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Reply Barnier: Goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain will be checked after Brexit (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 14 OP
Normanart Jan 14 #1
brooklynite Jan 14 #2
Normanart Jan 14 #3
lark Jan 15 #4
BannonsLiver Jan 15 #5
lark Jan 16 #6

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:09 PM

1. This makes no sense

Why would the UK need controls over goods going to Northern Ireland? And if Brexit goes through, the EU will have no say about internal movement of goods in the UK. The issue is the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Response to Normanart (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:15 PM

2. This is the "Irish Backstop"...

There has to be a trade barrier between non-EU Britain and the EU, but there can't be between non-EU Northern Ireland and EU Ireland (Good Friday Agreement). SO they've patched one together between Northern Ireland and the rest of Great Britain. DUP was against this, but after the last election, the Tories don't need them anymore.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:24 PM

3. Got it

Thanks for the clarification! This entire situation has become ridiculous, with no winners.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:57 AM

4. Johnson is the English drumpf - rw agitator, PUtin tool and iar, liar, liar.

He is out to destroy GB every bit as much as Impotus3 is determined to destroy us for the goal of making Russia #1 and to save his fat saggy ass.

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Response to lark (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 06:09 PM

5. He's a lot smarter and more cunning than trump could ever dream of being.

And that’s what makes him dangerous.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 08:46 AM

6. Yeah, he's smart enough not to deny climate change.

He just doesn't want anything done about it and in that way they represent the same destructive forces.

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