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Britain warns of 'cold mistrust' if EU does not move on Northern Ireland trade

EconomySep 04, 2021 01:05PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Loyalists protest against the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol at Belfast Harbour Estate, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 3, 2021. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

LONDON (Reuters) - The stand-off between Britain and the European Union over post-Brexit trading rules for Northern Ireland threatens to create "cold mistrust" in the broader relationship between London and the bloc, Britain's Brexit minister said on Saturday.

David Frost said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government did not want to sweep away the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol, but did need to see "substantial and significant change".

Those changes covered the movement of goods into Northern Ireland, standards for goods and governance arrangements.

"I want to be clear that any response which avoids serious engagement with those ideas, and aims at just dragging out the process, will in the end not work for us," Frost said in a speech to the British-Irish Association.

The EU began an infringement procedure against Britain in March over changes to the Northern Ireland trade arrangements that, according to Brussels, breached the Brexit divorce deal agreed with London last year.

The bloc's executive said in July it was holding off on the legal action after London asked for a standstill period.

The protocol seeks to protect a 1998 peace accord by keeping an open border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland, without opening a back door to the bloc's single market.

Checks on goods between the British mainland and Northern Ireland have disrupted trade flows and angered unionists who resist any moves that they see as endangering the province's role in the United Kingdom.

Britain warns of 'cold mistrust' if EU does not move on Northern Ireland trade
 

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Peter BullMarket
Peter BullMarket Sep 04, 2021 3:16PM ET
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The current system was in fact proposed by Britain and accepeted by EU.Britain did not really implemented the system and it is now accusing the EU.This is very confusing and seems like Britain does not want to admit that they are much weaker outside the EU
John Sheehy
John Sheehy Sep 04, 2021 1:41PM ET
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Checks in goods have not disrupted trade flows according to NI busineses. That is a lie being spun by hardline brexiteers.
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John Sheehy Sep 04, 2021 1:39PM ET
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Businesses in Northern Ireland are against changing the Protocol or removing it. They also voted against Brexit. Sadly extreme voices of disrimination and bigotry shout the loudest.
 
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