Brandon Lewis lashes out at EU’s threats to impose tariffs on UK trade in Brexit deal row

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The Northern Ireland Secretary told the House of Commons that the Government has made it clear to the EU that there should be no tariffs on internal UK trade. The Conservative MP added that the UK Government is aiming to deliver “unfettered” access for Northern Ireland’s businesses. 

Mr Lewis said: “It is imperative that we ensure that the UK internal market continues to function effectively and efficiently at the end of the transition period.

“A strong internal market provides benefits to our domestic businesses and consumers.

“It also gives confidence to our external trading partners.

“That is why we as a Government have been very clear that there should be no tariffs on internal UK trade.

“We want to deliver that unfiltered access for Northern Ireland’s businesses.

“We are ensuring that unfiltered access for goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain as provided for in the protocol.”

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