UK-EU ‘sausage war’ talks yield threats, not progress

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By Elizabeth Piper and Philip Blenkinsop LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Britain and the European Union failed on Wednesday to agree any solutions to ease post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland and exchanged threats in a standoff that could cloud a weekend international summit. Since Britain completed a tortuous exit from the EU late last year, its relations with Brussels have soured further, with both sides accusing each other of bad faith over a part of their trade deal that covers goods movements to Northern Ireland. The row has been dubbed the “sausage war” by British media because it affects …

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