The Telegraph, 27 February, Martin Howe
The events of this year have opened many people’s eyes to the EU’s total disregard for the interests of the people of Northern Ireland.
From January, EU laws ceased in most of the United Kingdom. But not so in Northern Ireland. Many EU laws still apply there, and the writs of the European Court of Justice and the European Commission still run. Customs controls have been set up to create a new border down the Irish Sea, dividing one part of the United Kingdom from the rest for the first time since the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland in 1800. That Act got rid of customs duties and prohibitions on goods between the parts of the UK. It also said “The subjects of Great Britain and Ireland shall be on the same footing in respect of trade and navigation, and in all treaties with foreign powers the subjects of Ireland shall have the same privileges as British subjects.”
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