UK demands new deal on post-Brexit trade for N Ireland

This May 3, 2021 photo shows a general view of Parliament buildings at Stormont, Belfast, Nortern Ireland. (PAUL FAITH / AFP)

LONDON – Britain on Wednesday demanded a new deal from the European Union to oversee post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland but shied away from unilaterally ditching part of the divorce deal despite saying its terms had been breached.

"We cannot go on as we are," Brexit minister David Frost told parliament.

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“We see an opportunity to proceed differently, to find a new path to seek to agree with the EU through negotiations, a new balance in our arrangements covering Northern Ireland, to the benefit of all.”