THE UK and EU have vowed to “work intensively” to fix the post-Brexit Northern Ireland deal that has sparked border tensions.
Both sides are determined to urgently solve the growing crisis caused by border checks on goods travelling between Britain and Northern Ireland.
Items such as food and online shopping transported into Northern Ireland are being delayed by extra border checks required post-Brexit because, unlike the rest of the UK, the region remains in the EU single market.
The delays have sparked huge tensions in and around Northern Ireland’s ports, with intimidation and “sinister” threats being made against staff.
Tensions were also heightened when the EU threatened to block Britain’s supplies of coronavirus vaccine exports on the Irish border – a move the bloc later withdrew amid huge criticism.
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