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PM Johnson’s Brexit team seeks to evade Irish Sea checks on goods – Sunday Times

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit team has been ordered to come up with plans to “get around” the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit withdrawal agreement, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

Officials in Taskforce Europe, which is run by David Frost, the prime minister’s European Union negotiator, are seeking to evade Irish Sea checks on goods passing from Britain to Northern Ireland, according to the newspaper.

The officials believe that Suella Braverman, the new attorney-general, may need to give fresh legal advice to the justify the move, the newspaper said. Sources told the Sunday Times that Braverman w

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