Could government opposition to Irish 'hard border' cement EU environmental standards in the UK?

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Experts warn maintaining an open border will require UK's continued adherence to EU food safety standards - minimising flexibility in international trade deals

The UK will later today make clear that a return to a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland would be "completely unacceptable". In its latest Brexit position paper, the government is expected...

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