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#The Protocol Row

# the-protocol-row - Friday 4 February, 2022

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: The Protocol will be a pawn in the North's May election
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: The Protocol will be a pawn in the North's May election

Feb 4th 2022, 6:12 PM 8,663 Views 2 Comments

The intricacies of Northern Ireland politics has add another layer of confusion for post Brexit trade.

# the-protocol-row - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

Explainer: What has led Edwin Poots to halt Brexit agri-checks at Northern Ireland ports?

Feb 2nd 2022, 10:30 PM 20,666 Views 9 Comments

Poots claims he no longer has the legal authority to continue the Protocol checks – but local politics is also at play.

Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight
# The Protocol Row
# The Protocol Row

Protocol dispute: NI minister Edwin Poots orders Irish Sea border agri-checks to end at midnight

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 6:40 PM 73,837 Views 46 Comments
  • Edwin Poots has argued that he has received legal advice in favour of him suspending checks unilaterally.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said the move, if carried out, would be a “breach of international law”.
  • It is yet unclear whether the senior civil servant in Poots' department can legally comply with the order.