Northern Irish border can’t be a “test case” for UK’s future customs relationship with EU


The UK cannot use the Northern Irish border as a “test case” for its future customs relationship with the EU, Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier has warned. However Barnier also said the imposition of a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland needed to be avoided. Speaking at a news conference following the publication of the EU’s, Guiding principles on the dialogue for Ireland/Northern Ireland, last week, Barnier raised concerns at the UK’s proposals for  border arrangement […]