OK. Sausages and Northern Ireland. Can't say too much bc this issue crossed my desk a few months back.

I can say this:

1. It is bonkers to suggest that selling British sausages in NI necessarily undermines either the EU single market or the Good Friday Agreement.

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2. It is unwise to sign an international treaty, brimful of gives and takes, with compromises and concessions left, right and centre, when you have no intention of upholding the parts you don't like but still to expect the other side to uphold the parts they don't like.

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3. It is unprofessional to not prepare for a transition period to end and instead to pretend it is an enduring or permanent state of affairs, unless and only unless the subject is global nuclear disarmament.

Selling sausages in NI is not global nuclear disarmament.

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4. It is ignorant to pretend anything other than that the importation of animal products is an issue at almost every international border in the world for good reason. British and EU laws and controls on the subject are both voluminous, matching almost perfectly.

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5. Membership of EU would guarantee a continuing match.

We are not members of the EU.

6. So, yes, selling sausages won't reignite civil war or collapse EU markets but, seriously, what did they expect?

7. I can't answer that (see opening remark).

8. Fecking idiots.

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