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Northern Ireland Protocol: Can the UK and EU find a solution to its problems? night

BBC, 12 Feb 2021
Both the UK and EU have admitted there have been "teething problems" with the so-called Northern Ireland protocol since it came into force on 1 January. What can be done to improve the way it works? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

The Northern Ireland protocol is the system designed to avoid checks and disruptions for trade on the border of Northern Ireland and the Republic.  
 
But since it has been implemented some trade disruption has instead happened over goods arriving from Great Britain into Northern Ireland. 
 
Why is it still proving such a stumbling block 6 weeks after the end of the transition period? 
 
Policy Editor Lewis Goodall repots from Belfast.

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