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Boris must restore faith or EU bridges may be burned

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

There is a saying people fret gathering bundles of sticks to build bridges they never get to cross. And then there are also those who would burn them before they ever even had a chance to be traversed.

The fear is this may be what Boris Johnson is about to do. Taoiseach Micheál Martin spoke for many of us when he said he was "extremely ­concerned".

The UK Government's new bill for post-Brexit trading, by its own admission, violates the EU treaty.