Brexit Isn't Done: Boris Govt Happy to Let EU Law Apply in Northern Ireland, Keep Internal Border for EU's Sake

Brexit Isn't Done: Boris Govt Happy to Let EU Law Apply in Northern Ireland, Keep Internal Border for EU's Sake


Britain’s Minister for EU Relations has admitted Boris Johnson’s government is happy to let European Union law continue to apply in Northern Ireland for some purposes and keep an internal border between the British province and the rest of the United Kingdom for the EU’s sake.

Credited with getting “Brexit done” at the beginning of 2021 after years of delays and rearguard action against breaking with the European bloc by pro-EU politicians, Prime Minister Johnson did in fact make many major concessions to Brussels for a last-minute deal rather than countenance a clean “no-deal” exit.

These included selling out Britain’s fishermen, who had for decades watched their industry dwindle as the EU allocated the lion’s share of stocks in Britain’s territorial waters to foreign fleets, as well as allowing Brussels to cut out Gibraltar and the Falklands and accepting a multi-billion-pound “divorce bill” and a trade deal covering

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