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Why this Irish border protocol could see the UK face infringement proceedings

The arrangement is designed to keep the Irish land border open—but details of how it will work remain up in the air

By Jess Sargeant  

The NI protocol is designed to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland—but will it be operational for Brexit day? Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto/PA Images

The UK will be leaving the European Union on 31st January, but as our latest Institute for Government report sets out, there’s still a lot to do before Brexit is “done.”

By February the focus will be turning to the complex and contentious talks on the future UK-EU relationship, but the UK government still needs to meet the commitments it’s signed up to…

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