Stormont minister threatens legal action over Northern Ireland post-Brexit trading

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A Northern Ireland minister has threatened legal action against the UK and the EU over post-Brexit trading arrangements.

Edwin Poots, who is running to replace the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster, told Stormont the Northern Ireland Protocol “ultimately needs to go”.

To ensure there is no land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland continues to follow many EU rules but that means a new “regulatory” border was formed between it and Great Britain.

Edwin Poots said a top QC has been instructed to look into the legality of the Northern Ireland Protocol

There has been a grace period since the Brexit deal came into force at the beginning of the year but there have still been delays on some goods arriving in Northern Ireland’s shops due to the more...