Boris Johnson latest: UK to offer ‘mutual ENFORCEMENT’ of Irish border to EU as Britain hits 15m Covid vaccine jabs
MICHAEL Gove is considering an alternate “mutual enforcement” to the Northern Ireland protocol and restore a land border on the island.
The EU triggered Article 16 of the protocol to prevent the flow of vaccines into Northern Ireland last month – which has led to Unionist calls for Westminster to now invoke the clause which would create a border on the island of Ireland.
The Telegraph reported the Government’s proposed mutual agreement with the EU would remove the border from the Irish Sea – and restore the land border in Ireland.
It would also require the UK and EU “to apply checks at the same level as each other”.
But speaking on Sunday, Maros Sefcovic said his discussions with Mr Gove this week had focused on the implementation of the protocol.
Yesterday the PM confirmed Britain hit the mid-February target of vaccinating 15 million vulnerable citizens – but warned it is “no moment to relax” as ministers review coronavirus restrictions in England
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