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Boris Johnson said some in the European Union are trying to argue that every good is liable to tariffs. Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Johnson said: “That would mean tariffs that could get as high as 90 percent as value on Scottish beef going to Northern Ireland. Tariffs potentially over 61 percent on Welsh lamb and potentially over 100 percent on clotted cream.
“This is unreasonable and plainly against the spirit of that protocol.
“They are threatening to carve tariff borders, tariff borders across our own country and to divide our own land and to change the basic facts about the economic geography of the United Kingdom and egregiously to ride roughshod over their own commitment under Article 4 of the protocol whereby, and I quote, ‘Northern Ireland is part of the customs territory of the United Kingdom’.
“We cannot have a situation where the very boundaries of our country could be dictated by a foreign power or international organisation.
“No British prime minister, no government, no parliament could ever accept such an imposition.”
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