One of Boris Johnson’s business ministers has insisted the prime minister was correct in arguing that businesses in Northern Ireland will not have to fill in forms to export goods to the rest of the UK after Brexit, despite this being an apparent part of the departure deal.
PM repeats discredited claim "there will be no checks" between NI and GB.
'Either there is a border in the Irish Sea, or the UK remains in the Customs Union. Fin.' - Nina Schick [2 mins] 25/10/2019
The circle that is still impossible to square. Either there is a border in the Irish Sea, or the UK remains in the Customs Union. Fin.
Priti Patel unable to answer questions on post-Brexit checks between Northern Ireland and Britain 23/10/2019
The home secretary has been unable to clarify what checks will take place on goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after Brexit.
Northern Ireland committee members criticise Julian Smith over plans to require paperwork to move goods.
Boris Johnson is wrongly claiming his Brexit deal doesn't include Great Britain-Northern Ireland customs checks 23/10/2019
The Prime Minister has been directly contradicting senior ministers who admit there will be the need for checks on goods passing into GB.
Boris Johnson accused of misleading parliament after saying there would be 'no checks' between Northern Ireland and Britain 23/10/2019
Prime minister directly contradicts the Brexit secretary and NI secretary over post-Brexit checks.
The government's own impact assessment of the Brexit deal confirms firms will have to pay fees, fill out forms and face border inspections when sending goods within the UK.
Firms in Northern Ireland will have to submit declaration forms for goods heading to the rest of the UK, under the government's Brexit deal.
Boris Johnson is flogging a dodgy Brexit deal. No wonder he doesn't want you to look under the bonnet 22/10/2019
Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill has major consequences for the UK and our future prosperity. MPs would be failing in their duty if they did not scrutinise it line-by-line.
Brexit Secretary admits businesses will need to fill out export declaration forms.
Customs Union: what Brexit amendment means for Boris Johnson's deal – and how it's different to the single market 21/10/2019
MPs will soon table amendments to the Brexit legislation and Labour said it wants to include plans for a customs union arrangement.
Brexit Republic - Withdrawal Deal 2.0 18/10/2019
The backstop is dead, long live a new solution for the island of Ireland. Tony Connelly, Sean Whelan and Colm Ó Mongáin will bring you through how the deal was done, and depending on when you're listening to this, what are the chances of, to quote Boris Johnson, Getting Brexit Done and getting it through the House of Commons.
Scotland's highest civil court has begun considering a legal bid to stop the UK government from passing its proposed EU withdrawal agreement.
Boris Johnson's own official government figures shows his Brexit deal will make British people much poorer 18/10/2019
Customs expert warns that open border between tariff regimes was an invitation to smuggle.
After days of intensive negotiations, the Prime Minister said he had reached a 'great' new deal with EU leaders.
Section 55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 states that: "It shall be unlawful for Her Majesty’s Government to enter into arrangements under which Northern Ireland forms part of a separate customs territory to Great Britain."
EU to send Boris Johnson back to MPs empty-handed if he does not agree to deal by midnight 15/10/2019
Michel Barnier tells EU ministers that British proposals so far aren't good enough.
Bracing for Brexit: U.K. Music Industry Making Plans to Prepare for Chaos -- With Live Sector Most at Risk 10/10/2019
Contingency plans are being worked out for several sectors of the British industry as the deadline to leave the European Union looms.
EU gives go-ahead to weekend meetings after PM appears to backtrack on customs stance.
Michel Barnier says 'we're not really in a position where we're able to find an agreement'.
Businesses would have to spend £15bn a year on filling out customs forms if there is no-deal Brexit, HMRC document says 08/10/2019
Leaving EU without a deal will result in 'significant new and ongoing administrative burden' of firms filling out 215 million customs forms a year, assessment finds.
Hopes for a last minute deal between Britain and the EU are fading and both sides are now preparing for the consequences of an unregulated Brexit, including higher customs duties, long delays and greater uncertainties.
Leaked papers obtained by the Guardian show extent of fundamental objections Brussels has raised.