Brexit disaster: Crunch talks end with NO agreement – EU fails to force UK to give in

Brexit: Expert says NI protocol feud may lead to meat shortages

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Brexit minister Lord Frost and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic walked away from their discussions in London without any signs of a breakthrough. Failure to break the impasse leaves both sides at a loggerheads over how to fully implement the Brexit deal’s protocol to avoid a hard border. It raises the prospect of a full-blown trade war with Downing Street now even closer to unilaterally scrapping swathes EU red tape for Northern Ireland.

Ahead of the talks, Lord Frost warned time was running out to reach an agreement and called on Brussels to adopt a “common sense” approach to customs controls on goods moving from Great Britain to the region.

Mr Sefcovic suggested the bloc is poised to act “firmly and resolutely” if the UK unilaterally delays the implementation of the trade checks.

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