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Murray – New report shows UK-US trade deal “isn’t going to happen anytime soon”

A new report by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard has found that a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal may never happen, and even if it did would involve unacceptable concessions for the UK side.

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Thomas – “Fallout from Brexit is about to go nuclear”

Britain’s nuclear industry regulator is struggling to meet any of its targets to prepare for Brexit, reports Sky News.

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Doughty – Important moment as Royal College of Nursing back People’s Vote

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) this afternoon voted at their 2018 congress in Belfast to back a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

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Thomas – Ministers currently engaged in deciding which breed of Brexit unicorn they prefer

The Cabinet’s Brexit subcommittee has once again failed to reach any agreement on how the UK’s customs arrangements with the EU should function post-Brexit.

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McFadden – Andy Street right to highlight Brexit trade and customs risks to Midlands jobs

The Conservative Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, today wrote an op-ed for The Times warning that if the Government gets post-Brexit customs arrangements wrong it could cost tens of thousands of jobs in the Midlands, particularly in the automotive sector.

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Doughty – Tilda announcement shows businesses rejecting hard Brexit

The rice company Tilda said today that a hard Brexit in which the UK leaves the Single Market and the Customs Union could lead to them having to close their rice mill in Rainham, Essex, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.

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Murray – YouGov poll shows party leaderships not convincing supporters over Brexit

Today’s “daily” YouGov poll shows 75% of Labour supporters and 64% of Conservative supporter think Brexit is going “not well” or “badly”.

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Leslie – Hard Brexit jeopardising British industry’s ability to keep supply chain moving

The Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill – which gives ministers new powers to regulate lorry traffic crossing Britain’s borders is to be debated in the House of Commons this afternoon. 

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Lord Ming Campbell – Speech by head of MI5 shows Brexit could weaken UK-EU security cooperation

The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, gave a speech in Berlin today emphasising the need for continued close UK-EU security cooperation despite the ongoing Brexit process.

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Leslie – Labour must seize the chance to prevent a hard border in Ireland

Irish deputy prime minister and foreign minister Simon Coveney this morning told the BBC Marr programme that the only way to have a seamless border on the island of Ireland was through alignment of rules and regulations on both sides of the frontier.

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