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Prime Minister’s bill poses economic and political risk to Northern Ireland – report

Legislation by Liz Truss to smash post-Brexit Irish border arrangements will bring “a new level of economic and political uncertainty” to Northern Ireland, a new report warns.

The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill risks worsening community relations, putting provincial traders caught between two regulatory regimes and escalating tensions between London and Brussels, warned the UK report in a Changing Europe (UKICE) think tank.

It was released as the bill begins its passage through the House of Lords, where peers are expected to block or substantially amend it in the coming weeks.

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