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Old 23-06-2021, 11:18   #1490
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Re: Britain outside the EU

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Originally Posted by nomadking View Post
Why on earth should the EU be allowed to dictate what we can and cannot move between parts of the UK. Just obscene. That is the exceptionalism. As with so many other things, it wouldn't be allowed in any other country, other than the UK.

Protecting their single market is just nonsense, especially when they insist on being able to ship freely from the EU via Ireland, thereby bypassing all the rules and regulations they expect NI to adhere to, and the UK single market which the EU agreed to recognise.
Very little was detailed in the agreement, other than on many issues that the Joint Committee would have to specify the details.

Even the EUs own rules allow the presence of non-EU regulation items in EU countries. It's only IF it becomes available on the EU market it becomes an EU issue. Countries ship items into the EU that don't meet EU regulations. When they are discovered they are removed from sale. That is a matter for the EU or whatever country.
It's not the EU Single Market it's the European Single Market as it also includes non-EU countries like Norway. It was your leader Boris Johnson who wanted this arrangement and not surprisingly I don't recall you criticising him or it at the time.

I'm not sure what you mean about shipping freely from the EU via Ireland as the Republic is in the EU.

Northern Ireland was flagged by many as a problem that would occur with the UK leaving the EU and the Republic remaining in it and this imperfect work-around has occurred as a consequence.

What would you pragmatically negotiate in its place?
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