Brexit: ‘Major consequences’ over NI protocol being breached by the UK

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Sky News published this video item, entitled “Brexit: ‘Major consequences’ over NI protocol being breached by the UK” – below is their description.

The EU has issued a warning there would be ‘serious consequences’ if the UK triggers Article 16 and suspends the Northern Ireland protocol, agreed between the UK and the EU.

Tom Parker, president of the British Chamber of Commerce EU, says the consequences are ‘potentially major’.

They could include a ‘big blockage at the ports’ which would see problems with the supply chain just ahead of Christmas.

Mr Parker says it is ‘difficult to say’ how likely this is to happen, but even a small delay at the ports could cause big problems.

Other options for the EU include terminating the Trade and Cooperation Agreement – the ‘nuclear’ option – or creating tariffs on certain products or making trade more complicated.

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