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What we want is something that enables us to protect trade flows, east/west as well as north/south, and it’s easily doable. I’m very, very optimistic about this. I think that’s easily doable.
And the reason to do that is because that is the way to preserve the essential balance of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, which has to look at things both north/south, on the island of Ireland, but also east/west. Don’t forget, the bulk of the trade from Northern Ireland goes east/west.
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