UK offers replacement for Irish backstop
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Britain on Wednesday proposed creating an “all-island regulatory zone” in Ireland to cover all goods and a commitment to avoid border checks or physical infrastructure in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock. In its proposals to the EU on how to deal with the Irish border after Brexit, Britain suggested a zone of regulatory compliance across Northern Ireland and the EU to eliminate checks for trade in goods. The plan sees the British territory of Northern Ireland essentially stay in the European single market for trade.