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Towards a trade war between Britain and the EU?

19 May, 2022 · United Kingdom · European Union

The attempted unilateral reform of the Northern Ireland Protocol may end in a trade war between Britain and the EU... for the time being.
The attempted unilateral reform of the Northern Ireland Protocol may end in a trade war between Britain and the EU... for the time being.

The British government announced yesterday a unilateral review of the Northern Ireland Protocol. The EU has responded immediately with a threat of sanctions. Beneath, the historic breakdown of balances between Northern Irish factions and the prospect of the annexation of Ulster by Ireland. The opening of a period of intra-European trade war could however be the prologue to a new phase of low-intensity wars on the continent.