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We had access to highly classified info. / Report is ready. / Redactions agreed. / PM has received report (17/10): signing off a formality. / What no.10 has said is a lie. / "Quite simply whopping untruths."
Tahir Amin is a British lawyer based in America who is an expert on drug pricing and on previous trade negotiations.
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.
Here he is at the People's Pledge Congress for an EU Referendum on the 22nd October 2011
Michael Gove just confirmed to me at @SeneddEAAL that the UK Government has not conducted an economic impact assessment on the effect of the Brexit deal on Holyhead Port. This did not stop him from claiming that the deal would leave Holyhead in "a stronger position than ever".
If anyone wants a quick summary of the new deal, I explained to Al Jazeera today why it’s bad for jobs, bad for prosperity, bad for supply chains, bad for rights and protections, bad for border disruption, and bad for the DUP. It’s a really bad deal.
Gianluca de Ficci delivered the starkest warning yet to our Industry Correspondent.
Philip Hammond - Tariff free trade deals would only contribute a tiny amount to our GDP... so we must quash "this myth that third country trade deals will solve all our problems"
With my Brexit Twitter hat on, let me share some details on the steps involved in getting to that agreement, and why it's unwise (read mad) to expect it to be done quickly. [thread]
Yale History professor Timothy Snyder says some of today's politicians have learned propaganda techniques from twentieth century fascists.
When he arrives October 17th, I ask that our European friends give Boris NOTHING and give the British people EVERYTHING! / Let's stop No-Deal, secure an extension and give the British people a #FinalSay
Labour's Keir Starmer says No 10 briefing shows PM "never takes responsibility for his own actions", accusing him of a "reckless blame game" with the EU.
“He’s a little bit of an opportunistic person.”
"I do worry that people are starting to imagine that a trade deal with Australia is somehow a substitute for being on the doorstep of a market with 500 million people, it's not" says former Australian PM Julia Gillard.
The UK has proposed the creation of a string of customs posts along both sides of the Irish border as part of its effort to replace the #brexit backstop, RTÉ News understands.
This is absolutely disgusting and should set of alarm bells in the mind of anyone who's studied the Weimar republic. / Government Minister James Cleverly refuses to rule out simply cancelling laws passed by our elected Parliament.