Irish accuse Johnson of ‘spin’

The UK government’s premise that as part of the Withdrawal Agreement the EU would blockade goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been described as ‘spin’ by Foreign Minister Simon Coveney.

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Speaking to BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Coveney said that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government had been behaving in an ‘extraordinary way’ recently.

“There is no blockade proposed, and that is the kind of inflammatory language coming from No 10 which is spin and not the truth,” Coveney said.

The UK government’s recently introduced Internal Market Bill gives the country the right to unilaterally rule on the application of the Northern Ireland protocol, with regards to state aid and customs declarations. (Samuel Stolton |

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