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HDA UK Media and Political Bulletin – 11 October 2021

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EU and UK edge closer to trade war over London’s NI protocol demands
Financial Times, Andy Bounds, Laura Hughes, George Parker and Jude Webber, 10 October 2021

The Financial Times reports that the UK and EU may be edging closer to a trade war after Brussels rejected the UK’s demands to substantially rewrite the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The European Commission reiterated that it would not agree to remove oversight of the Protocol by the European Court of Justice, with European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič telling a webinar that he did not see how Northern Ireland would keep access to the single market without such oversight.

On Wednesday, the Commission will publish proposals to drop many checks on goods deemed unlikely to leak from Northern Ireland into the EU single market via the Republic of Ireland. This would, however, still leave around half of customs and health checks in place.

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party said that “we are clear there should be no internal barriers to trade within the United Kingdom and we want to see the removal of barriers to trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and that is our bottom line. For us, the Irish Sea border must go.”

 

Parliamentary Coverage

There was no parliamentary coverage today.

 

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EU and UK edge closer to trade war over London’s NI protocol demands
Financial Times, Andy Bounds, Laura Hughes, George Parker and Jude Webber, 10 October 2021

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HDA UK Media and Political Bulletin – 11 October 2021

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