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NI protocol preparations still remain unfinished

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There will be challenges on both sides of the border post-Brexit

There will be challenges on both sides of the border post-Brexit

There will be challenges on both sides of the border post-Brexit

The UK Government has published how it plans to deliver on the obligations accepted when the special Protocol for Ireland and Northern Ireland on relations between the EU and the UK was agreed as part of the Withdrawal Agreement on EU membership.

Reflecting both the letter of the agreement as well as the spirit of "taking back control", the UK Government has emphasised that Northern Ireland's trade and commercial relationships as part of the UK remain essentially undiminished.

That is correct, but only part of the story.