The outcome being pursued by the prime minister in the Brexit trade talks will not avoid costly friction at the border.
'Yet a no deal outcome would still have profound implications for the uK. as we analyse in what follows, from trade to connectivity to foreign policy to cooperation in policing, a failure to strike an agreement with the eu will impact on us in numerous ways.'
The idea that Britain can leave the European Union and maintain frictionless trade with the bloc of 27 countries is officially dead.
Red alert as officials admit Northern Irish ports will not be ready for New Year deadline 25/09/2020
Average supermarket truck ‘will need 400 certifications’ to enter from British mainland.
Proposal is backed by the Rock but is controversial for the UK.
Memo warns of ‘critical gaps’ in new IT systems – with just four months to go to end of transition.
In four months’ time, an avalanche of checks, paperwork and tariffs looks certain to hit Northern Ireland.
Truck drivers bemoan long queues and endless paperwork needed to enter EU.
The Brexiteer pledge to ‘take back control’ of the UK’s borders has been exposed as hollow 14/08/2020
The supreme irony is that, despite all those Vote Leave promises, Brexit is making it harder to control UK borders.
Ministers have admitted that emergency traffic measures needed to curb chaos on the roads in Kent would be run into 2021 - as the deadline for securing a Brexit deal looms.
Fresh seafood and baby chicks will be the only goods allowed to skip hours-long customs queues at UK border 05/08/2020
The two perishable products have been exempted from rules on how to manage traffic approaching the port of Dover.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned of "a risk of some additional friction at the border".
Dominic Raab ... "bemused" by the idea that leaving the customs union could increase the burden of bureaucracy [2 mins] 26/07/2018
'In 2016, Dominic Raab was "jarred" and "bemused" by the idea that leaving the customs union could increase the burden of bureaucracy, despite @SimonFraser00's clear explanations.'
Brexit Red Tape Is Jackpot for Customs Pros 18/07/2020
The next big money-making opportunity of Brexit has emerged: selling customs services.
This week, the practical realities of what Brexit is going to mean came into central focus for perhaps the first time, with a new government information campaign.
Another Brexit advertising campaign. They've replaced sporting events as signs of the changing seasons. Instead of Wimbledon or the Olympics, we get Michael Gove talking gibberish on television and further millions poured into preparedness exercises for an outcome with no tangible benefits.
A group of MPs has questioned if the government can meet its promise of "unfettered" trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.
New border checks in Kent and elsewhere reverse 47 years of removal of trade barriers.
Up to 12 post-Brexit customs centres like Kent lorry park to be built to deal with EU exit 13/07/2020
Businesses face 400 million extra customs declarations a year at a cost up as much as £20 billion under government plans.
Cabinet Minister Michael Gove has defended his plans for new post-Brexit border infrastructure after Labour said the government was unprepared.
Getting ready for changes - Communication on readiness at the end of the transition period between the European Union and the United Kingdom (European Commission) 09/07/2020
Even if the European Union and the United Kingdom conclude a highly ambitious partnership covering all areas agreed in the Political Declaration by the end of 2020, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU acquis, the internal market and the Customs Union, at the end of the transition period will inevitably create barriers to trade and cross-border exchanges that do not exist today.
Britain will spend 705 million pounds on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday.
Britain’s plans for its border controls after Brexit will depend on a new and untested IT system being ready in time, according to a 206-page government blueprint that sets out the extra burden businesses will face from the year-end.