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The complex reality of Brexit is now sinking in

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Goods destined for the Republic of Ireland coming through NI will be regulated when passing through NI ports

Goods destined for the Republic of Ireland coming through NI will be regulated when passing through NI ports

Goods destined for the Republic of Ireland coming through NI will be regulated when passing through NI ports

On January 1 2021 a new regulatory environment, out of Brexit, will be the new norm. After the UK finally ceases to be a member of the EU, business, farming and working in Northern Ireland all face new uncertainties.

When the Brexit debate was running, the contrasting messages were, first, that the UK would take back control of its own economy, society and culture and would enjoy the benefits of independent decision-making or, second, that the UK would lose the benefits inherited from over 40 years of participation in the creation of the European Union.

The UK referendum gave a decision: to leave the EU and take back UK control.