Why are the Tories so concerned about rise in North-South trade post-Brexit?

Consequences of EU departure and impact on trading with Britain begin to bite for London

Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements are exercising the collective Tory mind – returning the protocol to priority status ahead of EU talks.

Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements are exercising the collective Tory mind – returning the protocol to priority status ahead of EU talks.

The UK’s Brexit minister David Frost shared a new motive for his concerns about Northern Ireland’s Brexit arrangements in a fringe discussion at this week’s Conservative party conference.

Fresh from warning in his conference speech that the UK might have to pull the Article 16 emergency brake on the Northern Ireland protocol unless there is significant change from the EU, Frost told the panel that change was urgently needed because of the growth in all-island trade.

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