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Invoking Art. 16 would be too confrontational and the EU Commission would need to act. I expect both parties to circumvent that underwater cliff and accept a watered-down NI Protocol ... kicking the can down the road. The EU knows the Biden administration is pushing back on Boris Johnson and wonder how much of EU envoy Šefčovič's proposal was coordinated with Washington.

Lord Frost and Šefčovič discuss NI Protocol in Brussels

Furthermore both the UK and EU are in a stranglehold of extremist members. Johnson pushed by domestic issues and the EU by increased division amongst its members and some crucial elections and election results.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Oct 16th, 2021 at 10:08:23 AM EST

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