Significant gaps still remain after EU talks, UK's Frost says

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British Brexit Minister David Frost speaks to the media ahead of a meeting with European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic in Brussels, Belgium November 19, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday there were still significant gaps between its position and the European Union over post-Brexit trade arrangements for Northern Ireland and it was ready to take unilateral action if needed.

"The gap between our positions is still significant and progress on many issues has been quite limited," Britain's Brexit minister David Frost said in a statement.

"Our position remains as before: that the threshold has been met to use Article 16 safeguards."

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Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Kate Holton

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