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The Treaty and Protocol are between the UK and EU and it is not for the devolved administration to frustrate it as it is the UK government which will be held accountable. How does not building decent facilities for inspectors fix any of the problems Lyons claims to be identifying?

But the EU has little leverage in N. Ireland as it is relying on the UK to implement the protocol. It can, however retaliate in Calais and make life v. difficult for UK exporters. I think Gove recognises this and is trying to make it work, but the DUP don't want it to work.

However if the DUP end up damaging UK interests in Calais etc. they will be sold down the river against faster than you can say Vos papiers s'il vous plait...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Feb 27th, 2021 at 02:06:47 PM EST
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