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Can't they get the oaks from Germany? That's where they got the royal family from.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Dec 5th, 2021 at 01:15:00 PM EST
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UK companies losing market share in N. Ireland is symbolic of UK companies losing market share in the Single Market generally. The more they can retain their near monopoly positions in the NI Market, the better chance they have of maintaining their market share in the Single Market as well.

Talking about N. Ireland as "our country" doesn't sit well with nationalists, but that is the point of doing so.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Dec 5th, 2021 at 02:47:49 PM EST
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From US viewpoint, this is a huge mystery. Tossing all the grand old English royal families in the dumpster and replacing them with Germans.
by asdf on Sun Dec 5th, 2021 at 09:13:59 PM EST
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OpEd | How the US impacts Brexit's Northern Ireland protocol, EU, UK steel and aluminum exports
the U.S. Commerce Department informed the U.K. government that bilateral talks on lifting TRUMP-ERA tariffs on steel and aluminum could not move ahead. The reason was that the British government's continued threats to breach the Northern Ireland Protocol would hurt the citizens of Northern Ireland.
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Meanwhile, the U.S. government lifted the 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum to European Union manufacturers. The disparate treatment signaled the consequential U.S. treatment of BREXIT. It was a slap in U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's face.
implying that US tariff applied to UK steel and aluminum exports, excluding EU and NI exports ("diversion of trade"), somehow deprives UK-NI human rights and "economic safeguards" thereby evincing a  "quandry" for ECJ intervention in the event BoJo invokes Article 16.
by Cat on Wed Dec 8th, 2021 at 11:59:10 PM EST
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