UK demands more time to solve Northern Ireland border riddle

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has demanded the European Union give it more time to solve the post-Brexit Northern Irish border riddle, proposing to phase in checks on food from October, the BBC said on Monday, while Ireland said the deal needed to be made to work. After the United Kingdom left the European Union’s orbit at the start of this year, checks and tariffs were introduced on some goods moving from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland, which has a land border with EU member Ireland. The checks triggered anger and a perception among pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland that the Brexit…

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