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The British government has already used the preposterous charge that the Northern Ireland protocol of the amounts to a food blockade as an excuse to push an Internal Market Bill that not only breaks the Withdrawal Agreement but also undermines the rule of law within the UK.

That this is all preposterous special pleading doesn't mean we shouldn't be concerned. I guess the only reason for optimism may be that deep down the English don't give a toss about Northern Ireland.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Nov 14th, 2020 at 11:57:51 PM EST
There is also the small matter that the Internal Market bill doesn't actually deal with "the border down the Irish Sea" which, it is claimed, could cause a food blockade in N. Ireland.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Nov 15th, 2020 at 12:35:56 AM EST
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Right, the purported "food blockade" of Northern Ireland has been used an an excuse for what is really just a power grab. Ed Miliband demolished both the bill and the justification in the Commons. Savour every minute of this:


A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Nov 15th, 2020 at 10:27:53 AM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Nov 18th, 2020 at 05:00:39 PM EST
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