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Stormont minister orders halt to Brexit checks at Northern Ireland ports

Stormont’s Agriculture Minister has ordered a halt to Brexit agri-food checks at Northern Ireland ports. DUP minister Edwin Poots, whose officials are responsible for carrying out Northern Ireland Protocol checks, said he had ordered his permanent secretary to stop them at midnight on Wednesday night.It is yet unclear whether the senior civil servant in his department, Anthony Harbinson, will comply with the order.

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