EU tries to loosen Brexit deadlock with colour-coded plan for Swiss-style deal

Press quote (The Guardian)
10 June 2021

Sam Lowe, senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, said the obvious solution was a Swiss-style deal for Northern Ireland “even on a temporary basis” to allow the UK government to diverge in the future for the sake of a trade deal with another country, such as the US.

Lowe also said the New Zealand-style deal with a separate sausage side-deal could be the answer. “A New Zealand-type deal doesn’t help with all products and it doesn’t remove all checks but it reduces the level of interventions and [could be] combined with an expansion of the trusted trade scheme to continue, for example, to allow British sausages to be sold in Northern Ireland supermarkets.”