The United Kingdom announced last Tuesday (17) a unilateral plan with new measures on trade after Britain’s exit from the European Union. Brexit marks the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU) in 2020. The project ignores part of the so-called Northern Ireland Procolo, which states that the country must remain within the EU’s customs territory.
According to the British government, the decision to change the treaty would act as insurance in the event that no deal could be reached with the bloc to end the row over post-Brexit trade rules.
In Ireland, the pro-IRA (Irish Republican Army) and pro-Ireland Sinn Féin party won a majority in Parliament in the last election, against the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), an opposition that advocates staying with the United Kingdom.
The election result came on the heels of demographic trends that have long indicated that pro-UK Protestant parties would be overshadowed by Catholic nationalists, who support the Republic of Ireland.
Find out how this affects the relationship between the two countries, and with the UK itself, in an analysis Professor of History and Political Geography Norberto Salomaofrom the Sagres Internacional podcast, Inside Sagres Em Tom Maior on Thursday (19).
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