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Why Brexit Protocol means ready meal’s route to Northern Ireland fridges could now become very complicated

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Difficulties: Trucks leaving a ferry at Larne Port. Credit; Brian Lawless/PA

Difficulties: Trucks leaving a ferry at Larne Port. Credit; Brian Lawless/PA

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M&S chicken arrabbiata

M&S chicken arrabbiata

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Difficulties: Trucks leaving a ferry at Larne Port. Credit; Brian Lawless/PA

This is not just an Irish Sea border... this is a major headache which might be even more severe for Marks & Spencer, and others, by October.

That is when a grace period limiting the extent of checks on food products entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain under the NI Protocol is due to expire. There may be an extension or new arrangements agreed.


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