Stormont backs calling for extension to Brexit transition period

Posted by on June 2, 2020 4:25 pm
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Assembly says complex border checks cannot be imposed while UK occupied with Covid-19 crisis

The Northern Ireland assembly has unexpectedly voted in favour of calling for an extension to the Brexit transition period, arguing that the UK government cannot impose complex border checks down the Irish Sea while Britain is occupied with the coronavirus crisis. 

In a surprise development, nationalist, green and social democratic parties held sway in Stormont, saying business cannot prepare for a no-deal Brexit in the middle of a pandemic. 

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