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Garvan Walshe @garvanwalshe
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Key points on Ireland protocol 1/
Applies "unless and until" - so @campaignforleo got what he wanted 2/
Article 6 - "a single customs territory between the Union and the United Kingdom"

That was a UK red line...and legislation will be needed to override Trade Bill provisions intended to block that 3/
The protocol has "annexes" 😲 4/
7.1 having said "nothing in this protocol shall prevent the UK from ensuring unfettered market access" it then sets strict limits on such fetters that may strictly be required 5/
New Labelling "UK(NI) 6/
7.3 Regulatory inspections to be established including of veterinary matters
Art 9 - VAT questions postponed to a "joint committee" 7/
No environmental regression linked to the single customs territory 9/
Same with labour standards 10/
State aid provisions do not explicitly invoke the single customs territory /11
State aid ruled on by CJEU 11/
Art 14 gives the EU the right to appeal to the Joint Committee for environmental social and labour rights and state aid but does not give the UK the same right 12/
These last tweets refer to articles in an annex. 13/
The general dispute resolution procedures are equally balanced however. Ends
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