Blair says EU’s actions over Northern Ireland were ‘unacceptable’

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    Tony Blair has said the EU’s short-lived move to override the Brexit deal on Northern Ireland under its vaccine export controls was “very foolish”.

    The former prime minister, a vocal supporter of the UK remaining in the bloc, said Brussels’ action in triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to control the movement of coronavirus jabs had been “unacceptable”.

    The EU backtracked on the move, imposed unilaterally as it faces shortfalls on coronavirus vaccine supplies, after universal criticism from London, Dublin and Belfast.

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