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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 08:37 PM

System for getting supplies to Northern Ireland may be five days from collapse

System for getting supplies to Northern Ireland may be five days from collapse due to Irish Sea border, hauliers warn Michael Gove

Just a week into the Irish sea border, Northern Ireland is one storm or boat breakdown away from a critical break in its supply chain to the rest of the UK, hauliers have warned the government.
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The development comes as a second major supermarket, Marks & Spencer, begins to withdraw hundreds of items from sale in Northern Ireland. M&S, which stayed in Northern throughout the Troubles, said that it was committed to remaining in the province and the move was because of the complexity of the new requirement to make customs declarations when any goods are ‘imported’ to Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

Last night the Ulster Unionist Party tabled a motion to recall the Assembly in order to discuss the “horrendous difficulties” caused by the customs and regulatory border and urged Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill to jointly request that the government relaxes the new border regime.
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In the report sent to the Cabinet Office, the Road Haulage Association’s (RHA) chief executive Richard Burnett, warned that after just eight days of the Irish Sea border there are major difficulties in getting products into Northern Ireland from Great Britain.
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Another company said: “The whole thing is a disaster to be honest. It is currently easier to ship a container to China than a trailer from Cairnryan to Larne.”

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/politics/system-getting-supplies-northern-ireland-may-be-five-days-collapse-due-irish-sea-border-hauliers-warn-michael-gove-3090602

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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:02 PM

1. Gee who would have thunk that brexit was going to cause huge problems?

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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:53 AM

2. Ah the joys of applying for an XI EORI number!

I never want to hear any more bullshit from Brexshitters about red tape ever again. People voted to leave the EU thinking it would reduce bureaucracy and it's instead made it a thousand times worse.

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