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Brexit LIVE: Warning issued as French could block UK exports from entering EU in no deal

THE UK will lose control of Brexit if it leaves without a deal on October 31, with the EU likely to “dial up or down” the goods flow as much as they want.

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That’s the fear of Chancellor Philip Hammond who said Britain will lose its say over what happens at the borders if no deal becomes a reality. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has provided £4.2billion for no deal Brexit preparations. But he believes no sum of money will fully prepare Britain for an exit scenario without an agreement in place. 

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A no deal Brexit, he said, would see the UK losing control of what happens outside of its borders, with Britain no longer able to have a say regarding what happens, for example, in France’s Calais.

Asked if the UK can control Brexit, he told BBC Panorama: “We can’t because many of the levers are held by others – the EU 27 or private business.

“We can seek to persuade them but we can’t control it.

“For example, we can make sure that goods flow inwards through the port of Dover without any friction but we can’t control the outward flow into the port of Calais. 

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“The French can dial that up or dial it down, just the same as the Spanish for years have dialled up or dialled down the length of the queues at the border going into Gibraltar.”

French officials have said last October they will ensure “fluidity” of trade even in a no deal scenario – rejecting suggestion they could resort to a “go-slow” policy to avoid chaos and queues between Dover and Calais.

Tory leadership hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have both pledged to leave a no deal Brexit on the table and leave the EU on October 31 if unable to strike a new deal with Brussels.

But the European Council’s proposed candidate for President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has already suggested the withdrawal agreement signed by Theresa May and the EU in November last year won’t be reopened by the EU27.

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12.45pm update: Gina Miller brands Boris Johnson ‘dictator’ over Brexit no deal plan

Gina Miller has accused Boris Johnson of being ready to “abandon parliamentary sovereignty” and reduce the UK to a “dictatorship” as she gets ready to launch a legal action to prevent him from proroguing Parliament. 

The businesswoman publicly warned Mr Johnson against proroguing Parliament if he becomes Prime Minister after her legal team sent a letter before action to the Tory leadership candidate. 

She said: “It should be deeply worrying to every UK citizen that, at this critical moment in the political and economic life of our nation, Boris Johnson, likely to be our Prime Minister in less than two weeks’ time, appears willing to abandon our parliamentary sovereignty by refusing to rule out proroguing Parliament to get a No Deal Brexit passed.

“Such contempt for parliamentary sovereignty, a key pillar of our constitution and democratic traditions, would effectively reduce us to a dictatorship.” 

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Gina Miller told Boris Johnson that proroguing Parliament would reduce the UK to a ‘dictatorship’

12pm update: Labour’s Brexit policy makes Brexit Party the party of the people – Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage said his Brexit Party will take Labour’s traditional northern seats due to Jeremy Corbyn’s support for a second Brexit referendum. 

Mr Farage branded the decision of the Labour Party to support Remain if the Government calls for a second referendum a “golden opportunity” for him to claim some of the party’s strongholds in north England. 

He told the Sunday Express: “Now the Brexit Party is the true party of the people. 

“We are the only party committed to giving 17.4 million Leave voters what they voted for more than three years ago – a clean-break Brexit.” 

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11.02am update: Priti Patel is ‘not surprised’ at legal action threat 

Priti Patel, the former international development secretary who is backing Boris Johnson in the Tory leadership race, said she wasn’t “at all surprised” by possible legal actions against a possible no deal Brexit. 

She told Sky News: “It’s now down to MPs and a new Government to actually take action, not for third parties by going through the courts.

“I think that’s exactly how it should have been previously as well, after 2016.

“After the referendum, the Government was very clear back then that Brexit meant Brexit and that we were going to leave the EU.

“Instead we had a range of third-party anti-Brexit organisations and positions that chose to go to the court to derail basically the whole Brexit delivery and also to tie the hands of politicians, the Government and Parliament.

“That is simply not acceptable and quite frankly the British public are sick to death of this, they want to see a government now, with renewed conviction, get out there and do exactly what it said it will do, which is now to deliver Brexit.

“This should not be about the semantics of Parliament or just votes in Parliament or proroguing Parliament. We now have to get behind a new Government.”

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10.30am update: Gina Miller confronted on new anti-Brexit plot

Gina Miller recently wrote a letter to Boris Johnson which asked him to provide notice, should he become Prime Minister, if he plans to suspend Parliament and push through a no deal Brexit.

The businesswoman was confronted by Sky News presenter Niall Paterson over the letter, and questioned on whether it is another attempt to “thwart” Brexit.

Standing in for Sophy Ridge, Mr Paterson read out the letter to Mr Johnson from Ms Miller’s lawyers: “’We request that you undertake not to advise Her Majesty the Queen, should you become Prime Minister, to prorogue Parliament, without first providing 7 days’ notice to our client’.

“Don’t go and see the Queen if you are Prime Minister and prorogue Parliament. I mean, there will be people watching this this morning going ‘who on Earth do you think you are?’

“Writing a letter like that to the man who will most likely be the next Prime Minister.”

Ms Miller replied: “Each of us in a democracy, each of us have the right as a citizen to exercise our legitimate questions of the courts. And that’s what I did the first time.”

The Sky News host interjected: “It’s quite something to write a letter to a former Foreign Secretary and tell him ‘if you’re going to become Prime Minister, advise our client a week in advance before you go see the Queen’.”

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Tory MPs plot to end Boris premiership on the day …A no deal Brexit, he said, would see the UK losing control of what happens outside of its borders, with Britain no longer able to have a say regarding what happens, for example, in France’s Calais.Asked if the UK can control Brexit, he told BBC Panorama: “We can’t because many of the levers are held by others – the EU 27 or private business.“We can seek to persuade them but we can’t control it.”For example, we can make sure that goods flow inwards through the port of Dover without any friction but we can’t control the outward flow into the port of Calais. READ MORE: Tory leadership LIVE: Boris Johnson plots Remainer wipeout to get Brexit delivered as PMThe UK may lose control of Brexit if it leaves without a deal on October 31, it has been claimed “The French can dial that up or dial it down, just the same as the Spanish for years have dialled up or dialled down the length of the queues at the border going into Gibraltar.”French officials have said last October they will ensure “fluidity” of trade even in a no deal scenario – rejecting suggestion they could resort to a “go-slow” policy to avoid chaos and queues between Dover and Calais.Tory leadership hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have both pledged to leave a no deal Brexit on the table and leave the EU on October 31 if unable to strike a new deal with Brussels.But the European Council’s proposed candidate for President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has already suggested the withdrawal agreement signed by Theresa May and the EU in November last year won’t be reopened by the EU27.Refresh the page for live updates on Brexit.    Related articles Nicola Sturgeon humiliated by Scottish Brexit Party MEP Boris Johnson defended by Brexit Minister over US Ambassador row12.45pm update: Gina Miller brands Boris Johnson ‘dictator’ over Brexit no deal planGina Miller has accused Boris Johnson of being ready to “abandon parliamentary sovereignty” and reduce the UK to a “dictatorship” as she gets ready to launch a legal action to prevent him from proroguing Parliament. The businesswoman publicly warned Mr Johnson against proroguing Parliament if he becomes Prime Minister after her legal team sent a letter before action to the Tory leadership candidate. She said: “It should be deeply worrying to every UK citizen that, at this critical moment in the political and economic life of our nation, Boris Johnson, likely to be our Prime Minister in less than two weeks’ time, appears willing to abandon our parliamentary sovereignty by refusing to rule out proroguing Parliament to get a No Deal Brexit passed.“Such contempt for parliamentary sovereignty, a key pillar of our constitution and democratic traditions, would effectively reduce us to a dictatorship.” READ MORE: Gina Miller brands Boris ‘dictator’ over Brexit no deal plan in shock legal warningGina Miller told Boris Johnson that proroguing Parliament would reduce the UK to a ‘dictatorship’ 12pm update: Labour’s Brexit policy makes Brexit Party the party of the people – Nigel FarageNigel Farage said his Brexit Party will take Labour’s traditional northern seats due to Jeremy Corbyn’s support for a second Brexit referendum. Mr Farage branded the decision of the Labour Party to support Remain if the Government calls for a second referendum a “golden opportunity” for him to claim some of the party’s strongholds in north England. He told the Sunday Express: “Now the Brexit Party is the true party of the people. “We are the only party committed to giving 17.4 million Leave voters what they voted for more than three years ago – a clean-break Brexit.” Nigel Farage said the Brexit Party is the ‘party of the people’ 11.02am update: Priti Patel is ‘not surprised’ at legal action threat Priti Patel, the former international development secretary who is backing Boris Johnson in the Tory leadership race, said she wasn’t “at all surprised” by possible legal actions against a possible no deal Brexit. She told Sky News: “It’s now down to MPs and a new Government to actually take action, not for third parties by going through the courts.”I think that’s exactly how it should have been previously as well, after 2016.”After the referendum, the Government was very clear back then that Brexit meant Brexit and that we were going to leave the EU.”Instead we had a range of third-party anti-Brexit organisations and positions that chose to go to the court to derail basically the whole Brexit delivery and also to tie the hands of politicians, the Government and Parliament.”That is simply not acceptable and quite frankly the British public are sick to death of this, they want to see a government now, with renewed conviction, get out there and do exactly what it said it will do, which is now to deliver Brexit.”This should not be about the semantics of Parliament or just votes in Parliament or proroguing Parliament. We now have to get behind a new Government.” var brightcoveBrandsafety = ‘4 Sport and specialist news – passed for ad targeting’;10.30am update: Gina Miller confronted on new anti-Brexit plotGina Miller recently wrote a letter to Boris Johnson which asked him to provide notice, should he become Prime Minister, if he plans to suspend Parliament and push through a no deal Brexit.The businesswoman was confronted by Sky News presenter Niall Paterson over the letter, and questioned on whether it is another attempt to “thwart” Brexit.Standing in for Sophy Ridge, Mr Paterson read out the letter to Mr Johnson from Ms Miller’s lawyers: “’We request that you undertake not to advise Her Majesty the Queen, should you become Prime Minister, to prorogue Parliament, without first providing 7 days’ notice to our client’.“Don’t go and see the Queen if you are Prime Minister and prorogue Parliament. I mean, there will be people watching this this morning going ‘who on Earth do you think you are?’“Writing a letter like that to the man who will most likely be the next Prime Minister.”Ms Miller replied: “Each of us in a democracy, each of us have the right as a citizen to exercise our legitimate questions of the courts. And that’s what I did the first time.”The Sky News host interjected: “It’s quite something to write a letter to a former Foreign Secretary and tell him ‘if you’re going to become Prime Minister, advise our client a week in advance before you go see the Queen’.” Related articles Nigel Farage flop? Are Brexit voters returning to Tories and Labour? Brexit anniversary: UK global standing ‘hugely damaged’ Eurozone crisis as Europe struggles to shift slowdown […]Read More

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