Dublin not happy, EU furious as UK move brings Brexit back into focus

Inside Politics: British government says it will unilaterally change Northern Ireland’s special arrangements

Micheál Martin condemned London’s move to unilaterally change the North’s special arrangements. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Micheál Martin condemned London’s move to unilaterally change the North’s special arrangements. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Brexit’s back. Well, actually, it never went away. But Brexit returns to the front page today following the announcement by the British government yesterday that it would unilaterally change Northern Ireland’s special arrangements.

London said it would extend the “grace period”, previously agreed with the EU to last from January to the end of this month, during which the requirement for checks on certain goods entering the North from Britain do not apply.

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