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Remainers bid to kill Brexit is harming Britain – leaked Whitehall documents

The damning Yellowhammer secret internal document, unearthed this weekend, states readiness will remain low because of the absence of clear decisions. Theresa May’s second extension to article 50 was also pointed out as having triggered EU fatigue instead of providing more certainty.  The report said: “Public and business readiness for no deal will remain at a low level, and will decrease to lower levels, because the absence of a clear decision on the form of EU exit (customs union, no deal) does not provide a concrete situation for third parties to prepare for.  “Readiness will be further limited, increasing EU Exit […]

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Nigel Farage delivers explosive reply to no deal Brexit report – ‘Olly Robbins special’

Nigel Farage has delivered an explosive reply to a leaked document which claims the UK will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine under a no deal Brexit. Speaking on his Sunday morning LBC show, the Brexit Party leader claimed the threats were “not believable at all”. Mr Farage said: “Operation chaos, Whitehall’s secret no deal plan is leaked. It is all going to be a disaster. We are doomed, if we leave without a deal. “We are going to struggle to get enough fresh food. Struggle to get medicines, it is going to be a disaster. “A hard border is going to be […]

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We’re taking back our fisheries – and THESE countries won’t be happy, says fishing boss

Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union at the end of October, with the Prime Minister insisting the UK could still leave the bloc without a Brexit deal. Bertie Armstrong, the CEO of the Scottish Fisherman’s Federation, has listed the countries whose fishing industries are facing the biggest impact of Brexit. Mr Armstrong claimed France, Denmark and the Netherlands would see the biggest impact, as a result of the “consequences” of Brexit. He told Express.co.uk: “Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden to a certain extent and Spain too, will all be affected. “But, France, Denmark and the Netherlands will have their, under the new […]

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Brexit news: Gove’s crack team to work on enforcing no-deal exit

Officials and ministers can be called in to explain missed deadlines and problems. A government source said the team of the “best and brightest” civil servants will tackle 340-plus projects. The Brexit Readiness Unit will be based in the Cabinet Office and overseen by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, and No 10, with the goal of “ensuring greater accountability of preparations across government”. The unit will support an “exit operations committee” which operates daily out of Cobra – the Government’s emergency response committee. The source said: “The team has been assembled [by] Michael Gove to ensure new policy […]

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Spain to allow migrant ship blocked by Italy to dock

The Spanish government has offered to take in the charity vessel Open Arms with more than 100 migrants on board because of what it calls Italy’s “inconceivable” refusal to allow it to dock. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez “today ordered the port of Algeciras to be ready to receive the boat Open Arms,” which is currently in limbo off the Italian island of Lampedusa, his office said in a statement. It cited the “urgent situation” on the vessel and the “inconceivable decision by the Italian authorities… to close all its ports” to the migrants. The migrants, most of whom are African, […]

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Brexit Begins: Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay signs ‘commencement order’ formally beginning the process for UK to leave Europe on October 31

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed the ‘commencement order’ that will trigger the end of the EU law’s supremacy in the UK. Senior Tory Brexiteers previously said the signing of the document was ‘totemic’ and a ‘do-or-die’ pledge confirming the UK will be leaving the EU. Theresa May had angered Brexiteers by refusing to sign the order and instead agreeing to delay Brexit with the EU until October 31. But now Mr Barclay is now understood to have signed the document, as reported by The Sunday Telegraph. Stephen Barclay, pictured outside Downing Street last week, is now understood to have signed the […]

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No-deal Brexit preparations: the leaked Operation Yellowhammer document

BASE SCENARIO When the UK ceases to be a member of the European Union in October 2019, all rights and reciprocal arrangements with the EU end. ● The UK reverts fully to “third country” status. The relationship between the UK and the European Union as a whole is unsympathetic, with many member states (under pressure from the European Commission) unwilling to engage bilaterally and implementing protections unilaterally, though some member states may be more understanding. ● No bilateral deals have been concluded with individual member states, with the exception of the reciprocal agreement on social security co-ordination with the Republic […]

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Desperate French to cause 50-mile border queues with no deal Brexit checks says expert

French border security have signalled they will implement more extensive checks on lorries to and from the United Kingdom should no Brexit agreement be reached with the European Union. Richard Burnett, chief executive of the Road Haulage Association, warned extra paperwork checks could cause miles of queues after a stunt in France earlier this year gridlocked lorry traffic for over 50 miles. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Burnett said: “I’m going to Calais at the end of this month and part of the conversation we’re going to be having with the French is to absolutely define and understand exactly what they are going to be doing […]

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Jihadi Jack: ISIS terrorist stripped of UK passport as Justin Trudeau goes ‘berserk’

Jack Letts, 24, had dual citizenship with the UK and Canada before he left to fight for ISIS in Syria. Before venturing to Syria, Letts had declared himself an “enemy of Britain” but following his capture by Kurdish authorities, he has since asked to return to the UK. However, according to the Daily Mail, the Home Office has striped the ISIS terrorist of his UK citizenship. The move to strip him of his UK passport was one of the last actions sanctioned by Theresa May. In the wake of that decision, Letts is now the responsibility of the Canadian Government with one […]

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Juncker health scare: EU chief cuts short holiday to have emergency gallbladder operation

The outgoing European Commission President, who is coming to the end of his term, had been on a break in Austria. The European Union‘s executive said in a statement: “Jean-Claude Juncker had to shorten his holiday in Austria for medical reasons. “He was taken back to Luxembourg where he will undergo an urgent cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder). The removal of the gallbladder is a routine procedure, according to the NHS website, and is often performed when people develop painful gallstones. The procedure is relatively straightforward, but can sometimes take many weeks for patients to return to normal daily activities. Mr […]

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Johnson to tell France and Germany that UK parliament cannot stop Brexit: Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one.  In his first trip abroad as leader, Johnson is due to meet his European counterparts ahead of a G7 summit on Aug. 24-26 in Biarritz, France. He will say that Britain is leaving the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal, and that the British parliament cannot block that, according to a Downing Street source. […]

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Revealed: Leading Brexiteers’ ‘huge error’ immediately after the EU referendum result

Brexit Britain is edging closer to leaving the European Union without a deal at the end of October this year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to deliver Brexitby the end of October “come what may”, with the Tory Party leader demanding changes to the withdrawal agreement before the UK re-enters discussions with the EU. The Brussels bloc has so far refused to renegotiate the withdrawal agreement, and stood firm against ejecting the controversial backstop mechanism within the deal. But, speaking on BBC’s Dateline, David Aaronovitch, has outlined leading Brexiteers’ crucial mistake “immediately” after the EU referendum. He said: “Most of us who take a […]

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Boris set to sign act to repeal EU law in days and FINALLY free us from Brussels control

BORIS Johnson is set to sign an act to repeal EU law in days and FINALLY free us from Brussels control. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has been ordered by the PM to sign a “commencement order” that will cement his “do or die” pledge to leave the bloc by October 31. Brexiteers have claimed the move would be “totemic” and lay out Boris’ Brexit position in “black and white”, the Times reports. The no nonsense approach by Johnson is in stark contrast to Theresa May who enraged Euroscpetic MPs by delaying Brexit as much as possible. She refused to make the order […]

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Brexit Party warns MPs trying to block UK leaving EU ‘we’re coming for your seats’

The Farage-headed group warn they are ready to do whatever it takes to win the constituencies of rebels hoping to overthrow the Government in a no confidence motion and promise “to hold their feet to the fire” in a General Election. Nigel Farage’s party have fired warnings that MPs should think twice about blocking Britain’s democratic decision to Leave as the party announces their prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs).  They identified former cabinet ministers Dominic Grieve, Sir Oliver Letwin, Dame Caroline Spelman and former Tory Nick Boles as rebels who have attempted to block a clean exit from the EU.  Party chairman […]

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Boris Johnson CAN prorogue Parliament – and there’s nothing John Bercow can do to stop it

Boris Johnson, the 77th British Prime Minister, was elected at a time of public antipathy towards Westminster politicians because of the Brexit stalemate. The deadline is now only two-and-a-half months away and the chances of a no deal exit are becoming more likely with each passing day. But, the prospect of a no deal Brexit creates furious backlash and hostility from organisations, businesses and politicians across the UK. Express.co.uk speaks to a former House of Commons clerk about how Boris Johnson can prorogue Parliament to avoid facing this opposition to a no deal Brexit. A no deal Brexit would mean […]

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Brexit REVEALED: How backstop can make UK more competitive than EU – Macron ‘up in arms’

Shortly after winning the keys to Downing Street, Mr Johnson insisted the European Union must “abolish the undemocratic backstop” before there is any chance of a Brexit deal being signed. The Prime Minister’s hardline stance has left him at loggerheads with Brussels, who insist the backstop is going nowhere. With all roads pointing to a no-deal Brexit on October 31, some in the Belgian capital are left perplexed why Brexiteers have turned down a deal that provides favourable trade conditions for Britain. EU capitals believe Michel Barnier handed too many concessions to Britain in creating the insurance policy to avoid a hard border on Ireland after Brexit. […]

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Woodcock is right: Remain’s grand strategy is so muddled as to not exist

What use do Remainers hope another A50 extension would be put to? Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is commendably clear: leave on 31 October without a deal. The clarity might be the only thing that’s commendable about it and it leaves many questions open about what happens into November and beyond but on the central point of Britain’s EU membership, the issue would be closed. Johnson and the rest of the government might argue that No Deal isn’t technically the government’s policy and that they leave open the possibility of leaving with a deal, and indeed would prefer to. Such an […]

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DUP leader attacks Remainers trying to ‘stop the referendum result’ – ‘Are you democrats?’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly said the UK will be leaving the European Union with or without a deal at the end of October this year. But, Opposition parties have hinted they will try to find a way to block a no deal Brexit, with the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson key in halting Britain’s departure at the end of October. Speaking on Sky News, DUP leader Arlene Foster has attacked those “trying to stop that referendum result”. She said: “We are very focused on what needs to be done, we need to deliver Brexit, we […]

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Ken Clarke, 79, declares he wants to be caretaker PM — despite admitting he doesn’t know ‘what the devil’s going on’

VETERAN Tory Ken Clarke last night declared he wants to be caretaker PM, despite admitting he doesn’t know “what the devil’s going on”. The pro-EU former Chancellor revealed he is ready to mount a coup with Remainer rebels and opposition MPs to try to oust Boris Johnson if it’s “the only way” to halt a No Deal Brexit. Tory grandee Ken Clarke has declared that he is willing to become caretaker PM The plan to install him or Labour’s former deputy boss Harriet Harman – the Father and Mother of the House, as the longest serving male and female MPs – was proposed this week by Lib […]