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Government needs to seek extension of Brexit 'grace' period now

John Mulgrew


Retailers and hauliers can't afford another 11th-hour botch job

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Supplies: Sainsbury’s customers started to see Spar products on the shelves

Supplies: Sainsbury’s customers started to see Spar products on the shelves

Supplies: Sainsbury’s customers started to see Spar products on the shelves

When a major haulage firm here tells you it's pulled 20 lorries-worth of trade from Great Britain each day, it should be evident that a solution must be found and that the current grace period for certain checks must be extended.

For some, dealing with the impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol has been surmountable - the feeling that stories around the first few days, post-transition, have been overtly negative.

Try telling that to the swathes of companies and hauliers trying to get goods into Northern Ireland.


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