NI checks will be cut to ‘a couple of lorries a day’

EU commissioner in charge of negotiations with the UK over Northern Ireland, Maroš Šefčovič, said that the Irish Sea trade border would be “invisible” under the EU’s new plans, involving just “a couple of lorries” a day, The Guardian reported on Monday. He said that physical checks would only occur “when there is a reasonable suspicion of illegal trade smuggling, illegal drugs, dangerous toys or poisoned food”.

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