Boris Johnson says new N.Ireland trade law could be passed this year

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LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday parliament could pass legislation this year to scrap some of the rules on post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland that his government agreed in 2020 with the European Union. The legislation, which would unilaterally replace parts of that bilateral deal – known as the Northern Ireland protocol – is due to be sent back to parliament’s lower house for a second reading. That is one of the stages of the law’s passage through the legislature. A bigger challenge will be when it moves to the upper house, the unelected House of Lords…

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