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EU dismisses suggestion Ireland could be shut out of single market - Irish Times
European Union sources have emphatically dismissed a report that checks on goods could be introduced between the Republic and the rest of the bloc if Britain continues not to fully apply them in the Irish Sea.

A report in Brussels-based outlet Politico Europe said that an "emergency plan" was being discussed by EU officials and diplomats to introduce checks on goods from Ireland to the rest of the single market.

"Load of s***e," said one EU official when asked about the report.

An EU diplomat described the idea as "low-level kite flying".

"EU leaders are quite simple: they will not allow the former coloniser to force Ireland out of the internal market," the diplomat said. "Unity above all. Ireland will not be dropped. The UK will have to start with implementing the deal."

by Bernard on Wed Jun 9th, 2021 at 06:07:47 PM EST

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