Brussels triggers article 16 of NI protocol to put export controls on vaccine to the fury of Stormont

The EU has moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK.

Stormont first minister Arlene Foster branded the EU’s triggering of article 16 of Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol to stop the unfettered flow of inoculations from the EU into the region an “incredible act of hostility”.

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