UK Covid live: country faces ‘substantial third wave’, warns Professor Neil Ferguson

Posted by on June 9, 2021 12:48 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Latest updates: scientist speaks as UK records 7,540 new cases – highest daily figure since 26 February

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What we want is something that enables us to protect trade flows, east/west as well as north/south, and it’s easily doable. I’m very, very optimistic about this. I think that’s easily doable.

And the reason to do that is because that is the way to preserve the essential balance of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, which has to look at things both north/south, on the island of Ireland, but also east/west. Don’t forget, the bulk of the trade from Northern Ireland goes east/west.

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Edwin Poots, the new DUP leader, has called for the Northern Ireland protocol to be abandoned.

The NI Protocol has failed and must be removed

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