Martin is a pawn in the EU game! Ireland is blaming the UK when the Brexit fence breaks out.

Martin is a pawn in the EU game! Ireland is blaming the UK when the Brexit fence breaks out.

boycott eu goods as far as possible especially from ireland they clearly want to punish us for leaving their club the irish prime minister has laid blame firmly at the door of the uk for the ongoing brexit spat as a row threatens to rage on michael martin has heaped praise on the eu for its handling of the controversial northern ireland protocol and called on boris johnson to show similar flexibility the uk and eu have been at loggerheads over the implementation of the protocol which was created to prevent a hard border on the island of ireland but has effectively placed a new trade barrier down the irish sea mr martin 61 made the intervention following a meeting with dup leader sir jeffrey donaldson in dublin he said i acknowledge that the concerns of the unionist community are sincere but i indicated as well that the mechanisms are there in the uk eu trade agreement to resolve these issues and the issues around the protocol our sense has been that the eu commission has been flexible and ready to respond to the situation we do need to see similar flexibility from the uk government side just 24 hours earlier the irish chief also received further reassurances over the protocol from french president emmanuel macron the northern ireland protocol ties belfast to the eu regulatory framework and has disrupted trade with the rest of great britain british firms have been subject to additional red tape when sending goods via northern ireland rules uk negotiators argue are excessive the new arrangements include rigorous checks on chilled meats which threaten to ignite a so-called sausage war earlier this year a ceasefire between the two sides was agreed at the end of june and a three-month grace period on checks was finalized until the end of september brexit minister lord david frost and european commission vice president mauro sefkovic have been tasked with finding a solution last month lord frost said the uk and eu cannot go on as we are with the current northern ireland protocol arrangements speaking in the house of lords the brexit chief called for significant changes the uk has put forward a number of proposals such as a standstill period where existing grace periods are maintained as well as a freeze on existing legal actions and processes mr safkovic has said the eu was open to creative solutions but insisted the block would not renegotiate the entire protocol the block attempted to break the standstill by making the uk align with its animal health and safety rules eu officials argue this could eliminate around 80 percent of customs checks uk negotiators have rejected this plan amid fears it could block the ability for britain to negotiate trade deals with other nations around the world [Music] you
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Martin is a pawn in the EU game! Ireland is blaming the UK when the Brexit fence breaks out.

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