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Why I haven't been sharing links about the ongoing Northern Ireland Protocol

1) If you're actually interested in the detail of this stuff you're probably reading about it yourself.
2) It's all just posturing. There's no real change on anything, and it's full of nonsense like this, where the UK's negotiator says things like "We have to do X to reach a deal!" - when we *have* a deal, and violating that deal will lead to a trade war with a bloc that's right next door to us, a very large part of our trade, and has an economy six times the size of us. We will not enjoy that at all. Oh, and will also piss off the Americans, which we will also not enjoy.

So there doesn't seem to be any point reporting "Today we said yet another fatuous thing in order to make it look like we actually pose a threat to our neighbours." It doesn't add anything to our knowledge, it's frankly not interesting, and there are some excellent commentators out there who are able to say actually incisive things about it if you are actually interested in such things.
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