UK government revisits N Ireland trade rules May 17, 2022

from World Business Report· ·

The UK outlined a plan to change the Brexit deal agreed with the EU on Northern Ireland. Tony Connelly is Brussels correspondent for the Irish TV channel RTE, and explains how the EU is likely to respond to any unilateral measures that might be taken. Also in the programme, amid a worsening economic crisis, Sri Lanka has run out of fuel. We get a sense of what life is like for ordinary Sri Lankans from Saajid Nazmi, who is an e-commerce worker, whose boss has let him work from home because of the rising cost of commuting. Indonesian palm oil …



The UK outlined a plan to change the Brexit deal agreed with the EU on Northern Ireland. Tony Connelly is Brussels correspondent for the Irish TV channel RTE, and explains how the EU is likely to respond to any unilateral measures that might be taken. Also in the programme, amid a worsening economic crisis, Sri Lanka has run out of fuel. We get a sense of what life is like for ordinary Sri Lankans from Saajid Nazmi, who is an e-commerce worker, whose boss has let him work from home because of the rising cost of commuting. Indonesian palm oil farmers have been protesting in Jakarta, after a government ban on the export of palm oil has led to a steep fall in the price of the commodity. We find out more from Djono Albar Burhan of the Indonesian Palm Oil Smallholder Association. Plus, the BBC's Samira Hussain reports on the ongoing power difficulties in Puerto Rico, caused by successive hurricanes five years ago, which heavily damaged the island's electricity grid. Today's edition is presented by Ed Butler, and produced by Faarea Masud, Sarah Hawkins and Elizabeth Hotson.