Is The Great ‘Sausage War’ Between The UK and EU Coming?

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Is The Great 'Sausage War' Between The UK and EU Coming?

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Even after Brexit came through, and the UK is no longer a part of the European Union, tensions have not subsided between London and Brussels.

On the sidelines of the G7 Summit, London accused France of “offensive” remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom.

After Brexit, trade between the UK and EU hasn’t been figured out. Especially between Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.

Invariable, the talks keep coming back to the delicate patchwork of history, nationalism, religion and geography that intertwine in Northern Ireland, but the latest spat over the Brexit divorce deal is centered on sausages.

Brussels is angered at London’s refusal to implement checks on goods heading into Northern Ireland from England, Scotland and Wales.

The EU is threatening retaliation if Britain unilaterally extends a grace period for trade in chilled meat, including sausages, in July.

The issue was raised again when Prime Minister Boris Johnson met French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

Johnson asked the French leader to imagine if Toulouse sausages were barred from sale in Paris, which left Macron “astonished”, according to a source in the president’s office.

“He … told him Toulouse is part of the same territory, which is not the case for Northern Ireland” because it is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea, the source said.

“These are different geographical configurations and we are comparing things that are absolutely not comparable.”

British media reported that Macron responded by inaccurately saying Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom, remarks British foreign minister Dominic Raab described as “offensive”.

“Various EU figures here in Carbis Bay, but frankly for months now and years, have characterised Northern Ireland as somehow a separate country and that is wrong,” Raab said.

“It is a failure to understand the facts. We wouldn’t talk about Catalonia and Barcelona, or Corsica in France in those ways,” he claimed.

Macron made a plea for calm on all sides at his end-of-summit news conference.

“We’re not going to have a row about this every day,” he said.

“France never called into question British sovereignty, the integrity of British territory and respect for that sovereignty,” he added.

Johnson also played down the row in his closing remarks, although he restated his pledge to do “whatever it takes to protect the territorial integrity of the UK” and said he repeatedly told European leaders the UK was “indivisible”.

In a move that some worry could provoke a full-scale trade war, Johnson has threatened to invoke emergency measures in the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit divorce deal if no solution is found to the so-called “sausage war”.

That protocol essentially kept the province in the EU’s customs union and adhering to many of the single market rules, creating a regulatory border in the Irish Sea between the British province and the rest of the United Kingdom.

But Johnson has already delayed the implementation of some of its provisions, including checks on chilled meats moving from the mainland to Northern Ireland, saying it was causing disruption to some supplies to the province.

The EU does not want Northern Ireland to be a backdoor into its single market and neither side wants border checks between the province and the Republic of Ireland which could become a target for dissident militants.

Instead, the two sides agreed to the protocol, which provides for checks between the province and the rest of the United Kingdom, though Britain now says these are too cumbersome and divisive. Johnson said on Saturday he would do “whatever it takes” to protect the UK’s territorial integrity.

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jens holm

They have to import a lot of food or else they will starve.

A Clown like you

Your mother is also starving for my D Nazi bitch I still cuck that old hoe.

yuri

the uncivilized brits refuse to relinquish Gibraltar to Spain, Malvinas to Argentina, n Ireland to Ireland, support the theft of Kosovo but throw a childish tantrum when 96% of Crimeans vote to rejoin Russia, disgusted by the Nazi amerikan colony Ukraine

USA destroys russia

50 Chinese dead in gas explosion yesterday.Meanwhile 20 million Russians killed in ww2

CCP Pimp of Proud Hindu's Mom

It was 27 million and the horrendous conditions they lived under during WWII are still not matched by what one has to endure in a typical hindoo slum.
The most horrible deaths are still more dignified than what you and your family call “living”.

yuri

hindo feces learned math from Homer Simpson—best professor in Mumbai….13-15 million Russians perished—the other half other Soviet citizens–ukraine, uzbeks etc…..dalit learn about electricity yet? no TV in village? each day 6000 Indians dead from covid—weak obese amerikans 900,000 according to Indian covid god—fauci
if hindoo post enough comedy at SF maybe yo attract HIV infected LGBT boyfriend

Mr.Spicklespock

We all know where Boris “BloJo” likes his sausage!!!

yuri

Boris displaying new dual use dildo issued to UK/USA troops
anglo advanced technology

Edmund

G7 Summit, a sausage party.

A Clown like you

Ireland is still up in the air, trades agreement between the US-EU / UK, etc etc.
I find it funny how both UK and Australia now sucking Biden D, those two “clowns” were Trump buddy-buddy after all.
Australia also attacked China – long story short, China ofc didn’t even care and in a way “sanctioned” Australia but the Aussies still don’t want to use the word “sanctioned” because they think they have power and no one can sanction them – they are funny I have to say.
The story of the UK is very much the same, but they hoped they would make deal/s with Trump before he leaves – we all know how that ended, so they cut China and EU markets and now Biden isn’t happy with them. There I call them Clowns.

Also, I remember Biden had a meeting with both of them the SAME TIME. Biden in a way said fuk both of you “clowns”.
Overall, China said it best, “days when the world was controlled by a ‘small group’, are over.”