Christmas crackers exported to Northern Ireland must be exempt from Brexit red tape in the same way as British sausages, Tory and DUP politicians said on Wednesday.
British cracker makers face burdensome regulations for the first time this Christmas if they want to export to Northern Ireland because of Brexit and the Irish Sea border.
The dinner diversions are subject to new paperwork and testing rules because the UK left the EU on December 31 after the Brexit deal was struck on Christmas Eve last year.
And now think a little bit. When we were inside the EU all those things made by the 6.5 billion people outside it were faced with these same sorts of obstacles. Now that we’re outside we can – if we wish – reduce those barriers to such imports.