'Ferret wars' new front in Northern Ireland Brexit deal battle

'Ferret wars' new front in Northern Ireland Brexit deal battle

Lord Frost will demand that Brussels allows the free movement of British pets in Northern Ireland as it emerged that "ferret wars" is the latest front in Britain's battle with the EU over a new Brexit deal. The European Commission has offered to dramatically reduce Irish Sea border checks in a bid to break the deadlock over the Northern Ireland Protocol – but not to ease movement of cats, dogs and ferrets, which benefits from the EU pet passport scheme. Northern Ireland continues to follow EU rules on animal health to prevent a hard Irish border. British pet owners face costly and onerous documentary requirements costing more than £110 to travel to the EU and Northern Ireland. On Thursday night, government sources called it a "glaring omission" from the EU's …
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