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Thomas – We need to do more than stay in just the Customs Union

The Commons Brexit Committee has warned against leaving the Customs Union in a report published today (Thursday).

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Kyle – New polling shows British people can see Brexit is turning into an “omnishambles”

A new poll has found that just 34% of people are confident Theresa May will get a Brexit deal that is good for Britain, while 63% are not confident.

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Doughty – Customs Union is not enough in Northern Ireland

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made a speech in Belfast today in which he claimed joining a customs union with the EU would be enough to avoid a hard border in Ireland.

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Leslie – Jeremy Corbyn must understand Customs Union alone won’t stop a hard border on the island of Ireland

Jeremy Corbyn is speaking in Belfast later today (Thursday).

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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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