Around 20 percent of EU’s border checks take place in Northern Ireland. This highlights the daily disruption caused by post Brexit trade rules.
According to officials on ground, 20% of all shipments that required agri-food controls and checks were handled by authorities in the region.
Downing Street will now be using the latest stats to show the disruption caused by the EU-ordered red tape. The number of checks will only increase after a series exemptions to the rules, such as the EU’s ban against British sausages being sold within the region, expire in the autumn.
The push to bin the protocol continues…