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Brexit minister: proposals will require 'significant change' to the NI protocol

Guardian, 21 Jul 2021
The UK has launched an attempt to substantially rewrite the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol that Boris Johnson signed up to in 2019. But as he unveiled the UK’s blueprint for an alternative, the Brexit minister stopped short of ripping up the document completely or arguing the time was right to trigger the article 16 provision that enables either the UK or EU to suspend part of the arrangements in extreme circumstances. “These proposals will require significant change to the Northern Ireland protocol,” David Frost said. “We do not shy away from that. We believe such change is necessary to deal with the situation we now face.”

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UK says it wants to substantially rewrite Northern Ireland Brexit protocol ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jul/21/uk-substantially-rewrite-northern-ireland-brexit-protocol

Brexit: Labour says government approach to Northern Ireland protocol has been ‘shambolic’ ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2021/jul/21/brexit-covid-latest-updates-northern-ireland-protocol-dominic-cummings-boris-johnson

Why is UK publishing a ‘command paper’ on Northern Ireland protocol? ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jul/21/why-uk-publishing-command-paper-northern-ireland-protocol

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