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Doughty – Chief Exec of HMRC admits ‘Max Fac’ could cost businesses up to £20 billion

The Chief Executive of HMRC, Jon Thompson, has said that one of the Government’s proposed customs models (the so-called ‘Max Fac’ model) could cost businesses up to £20 billion due to new customs declarations and other costs.

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McFadden – “So much for taking back control”

Brexit minister Suella Braverman gave evidence to the Commons Brexit committee this morning.

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McGrory – We don’t want BoJo’s Brexjet, we need a People’s Vote

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said he “probably needs” a dedicated private plane.

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Streeting – Comments by Mark Carney show Brexit vote has left us all poorer

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, today described how real household incomes are about £900 lower than forecast in May 2016, as a result of the Brexit vote.  

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Thomas – Announcement of EU-Australia-New Zealand trade talks shows our International Trade Secretary has been outfoxed again

The EU has announced the start of trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand. Talks on a trade deal are now due to start in July.

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Bradshaw – Government belatedly waking up to damage from breaking our links with EU science and innovation programmes

Theresa May has delivered a speech on science and innovation in which she said the UK should remain part of key EU science projects and would be prepared to pay money to do so.  

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Doughty – Brexit threatens to make Operation Stack traffic chaos a daily reality

The Government has published plans to park lorries on the M20 motorway in the event of post-Brexit customs delays at Dover.

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Creasy – People in Northern Ireland have “a legitimate fear” about Brexit damaging peace

A new report shows that more voters in Northern Ireland want to remain in the European Union than at the time of the 2016 referendum, that many fear Brexit will lead to disturbances or worse, and that Protestants and Catholics are both opposed to a hard Brexit with the UK outside the Single Market and Customs Union.

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Leslie – Barry Gardiner “clearly confused” in his support for Government over hard Brexit

Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner this morning appeared to commit the Labour Party to backing the Government’s plans for a hard Brexit with the UK outside the Single Market.

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Leslie – Varadkar’s warning highlights “the basic arithmetic of Brexit”

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today warned that the UK faces leaving the EU with no deal unless progress is made on the question of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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