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

Madeleine Cuff
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UK government wants to maintain frictionless border with Ireland, but that could run in to trading standards conflicts, green trade experts warn
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UK government wants to maintain frictionless border with Ireland, but that could run in to trading standards conflicts, green trade experts warn

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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