Brexit news latest LIVE – EU set to reject UK calls for extension to Northern Ireland Protocol amid turmoil

THE EU is set to reject Britain’s calls for a two-year extension of the grace periods for post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland, reports claim.

Citing sources, the Telegraph says the European Commission is expected to only agree to a three to six month extension of the arrangements in place for traders moving goods between Britain and NI.

Michael Gove will discuss the issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol with the European Commission’s Maros Sefcovic on Thursday.

“Progress is being made but we are very far from resolving all those problems,” he told MPs yesterday.

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