The New Trading ‘Relationship’ between Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Why, What and How

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Abstract

The protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland proved to be the trickiest element of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement to negotiate. The version that was finally agreed to by both sides sees the EU’s customs code and regulatory rules applying in Northern Ireland. In avoiding a hard border for the movement of goods on the island of Ireland, there are new frictions on the movement of goods within the United Kingdom (across the Irish Sea). Implementing the protocol is a complex practical as well as political challenge. What it means in practice is largely dependent on the nature of the UK-EU relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-364
JournalThe Political Quarterly
Volume92
Issue number2
Early online date30 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2021

Keywords

  • Borders
  • Brexit
  • Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland
  • UK-EU relations
  • Unionism

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