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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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Lucas – ECJ air quality action shows importance of EU-wide court

The European Commission are referring the UK to the European Court of Justice over a failure to enforce EU law on air quality.

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McGovern – Theresa May becoming an expert on kicking the Brexit can down the road

There is still no sign of any of the Government’s major Brexit legislation being brought back before the House of Commons, including the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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Thomas – Brexit threat to the NHS highlighted

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee of the House of Commons have today (Thursday) published a report on the potential impact on Britain’s pharmaceutical industry if the UK leaves the European Union.

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Gary Lineker backs a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal

England football legend Gary Lineker has backed a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.  

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Lucas – Brexit must not be used to lower our environmental and agricultural standards

The House of Lords voted today in favour of an amendment to the Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill that would seek to keep EU environmental protections in UK law post-Brexit.

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Jones – Irish border “fiasco bordering on incompetence”

Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, admitted today that the Government has yet to make a single proposal in EU negotiations about food and animal checks at the Irish border.

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