The NI Protocol. Fraying at the Edges or Beginning to Collapse?

Gudgin, Graham (2022) The NI Protocol. Fraying at the Edges or Beginning to Collapse? Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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The signs are not good for the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol. Collapse is in the air but of course the EU wants to maintain an evolving fiction that the UK’s legal obligations will be fully realized once a few tweaks are negotiated to make trade flow more easily across the Irish Sea border. Meanwhile, the UK has been on a ‘go slow’ in implementing the Protocol ever since it came into force at the start of 2021. A unilateral grace period was imposed by Lord Frost to suspend EU checks of food products and a ban on imports of chilled meat. The EU took legal action but with not much to gain in practice little has subsequently been heard of the legal case. Further grace periods were agreed by the EU in mid-2021 to avoid the threat of further unilateral action.

Item Type: Other
9 February 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 17:40
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 17:40

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