UK, EU risk trade war as Brexit row rises over N Ireland protocol

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned about the risk of a trade war with the European Union.

The danger lies in a political impasse in Northern Ireland – and a threat to scrap a Brexit deal.

Recent election winners Sinn Fein say they are willing to get to work, but the Democratic Unionist Party is boycotting the legislature over post-Brexit trade arrangements known as the Northern Ireland protocol that impose border checks on goods leaving Great Britain for Northern Ireland.

The protocol was introduced to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland and some Unionists say it undermines Northern Ireland’s place in the United Kingdom.

Johnson’s government has threatened unilateral changes to the protocol if negotiations with the EU fail.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Hillsborough in Northern Ireland.

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