British Brexit Negotiator Calls Out EU's Barnier on Northern Ireland Dirty Tricks

British Brexit Negotiator Calls Out EU's Barnier on Northern Ireland Dirty Tricks


Britain’s Brexit negotiator has called out EU negotiator Michel Barnier for the bloc’s apparent dirty tricks on Northern Ireland, which could see the British province of Northern Ireland blocked from importing food from Great Britain.

The United Kingdom technically left the EU in January, but for now remains locked in a so-called “transition” period in which EU control over British fisheries, the EU’s Free Movement migration regime, and the supremacy of EU law and EU judges remain in place while negotiations for a  new deal on trade, security, and so on are conducted.

If one cannot be struck, as looks increasingly likely, as the EU insists on continued control over British fisheries, British submission to EU business and state aid regulations to achieve a “level playing field”, and more as the price of a trade agreement, Britain and the EU would revert to standard World Trade Organization (WTO) terms —

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