EU runs down the clock as it STILL wont respond to UKs sausage war plan with days to go
Brandon Lewis says his Northern Ireland Tweet ‘didn’t age well’
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The British Government issued an official request for the extension of the Brexit grace period in Northern Ireland amid major import disruptions with mainland UK. The European Union has been accused of taking a “purist” stance over its interpretation of the protocol relating to the UK nation included in the Brexit trade deal. Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis confirmed on Sunday Brussels has yet to respond to Britain’s request.
The deadline is currently set for Tuesday, June 30.
Mr Lewis told Times Radio: “We think we have put forward a sensible proposal, something actually quite moderate while we work out a long-term solution.
“And I am hopeful over the next few days that those technical discussions, we’ll be able to get that secured with the EU.
“We’re coming very close up against the deadline now and we’ve not yet formally heard back from the EU. They need to come back to us.
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“I am hopeful they will come back in a positive way.”
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