Post-Brexit checks on goods moving between Britain and Northern Ireland are to end.
Proposed legislation will also see EU law no longer automatically applying in Northern Ireland.

The paper published by the British Government this afternoon is titled 'Safeguarding the Union', and outlines new arrangements around the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

It includes the replacement of the green lane, which currently requires a percentage of goods to be checked, with a "UK internal market system" which'll govern the movement of goods staying in the UK.

It states the UK's Withdrawal Act will also be amended so EU law will no longer automatically apply in the North, and it's understood Brussels has been kept in the loop.

The DUP pulled the plug on power-sharing at Stormont almost two years ago, in protest against post-Brexit trade arrangements.

This hopes to alleviate that, according to Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris.
Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill says she's ready to take on the challenge of becoming First Minister.

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson, meanwhile, has said the deal will restore and safeguard Northern Ireland's place in the union.




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