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UK's Johnson warns Brussels over speed of N.Ireland talks

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UK's Johnson warns Brussels over speed of N.Ireland talks
UK's Johnson warns Brussels over speed of N.Ireland talks   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

LONDON – Rapid progress is needed in talks with the European Union over reforming the Northern Ireland protocol, otherwise Britain considers the conditions for invoking Article 16 have been met, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

“If we can’t see progress, as we’ve been saying now for some months, we can’t see rapid progress in the way that we spelt out in our command paper, then I think that it’s clear to everybody that the conditions for invoking Article 16 have already been met,” he told lawmakers.