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Nissan's COO ... explains that despite Nissan's recent moves, under a No-Deal Brexit ... Sunderland ... will be unsustainable
'Since the UK government is bullish about surviving no trade deal with the EU shall we just look at how that might affect a few industries?' [thread] - David Henig
'UK proposals for implementing Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland deserve detailed scrutiny' - Michael Dougan
'most interesting point in @DavidGHFrost letter ... incredulity at no European country being able to operate outside EU sphere' - Seb Dance
'As UK prepares to publish its oh-so-reasonable detailed proposals ... let’s just recall a few key facts and considerations' - Michael Dougan
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says a no-deal Brexit is a risk now because the UK is looking for something very different to what was committed to in the Political Declaration [4 mins]
'Hello, United Kingdom, it’s the United States of America here, and we need to talk' - Steve Analyst
'Robbie Gibb asked me this question a while ago. I can’t say what he doesn’t know, but I can break down his article' - Steve Analyst
'putative UK breaches of legal duties in relation to own Withdrawal Agreement so far include ...' - Prof. Michael Dougan
One told me [re extension]: “if it doesn’t come I just don’t know what we’ll do- with coronavirus we realistically can’t do both”
"opening our ports, shelves & fridges to food which would be illegal to produce here would not only be morally bankrupt..." - Minette Batters, NFU
New UNCTAD estimates show that the United Kingdom risks losing up to 14% ($32 billion) of its exports to the EU [1 min]
Singing of Auld Lang Syne starts in the European Parliament as the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is approved by MEPs
Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says a trade deal with the UK is “not a substitute for the EU” [2 mins]
"To all people in the UK ... One day, I will see British MEPs being elected into this chamber again." - Terry Reintke
Boris Johnson's #Brexit deal would require checks on goods travelling from Britain to Northern Ireland [1 min]
US Pharma industry lobby telling US trade negotiators that US-UK trade deal is “an important opportunity” to deal with “artificially depressed prices” in UK [1 min]
'You've still got the main negotiation to happen ... anyone who is telling you it is that simple is conning you' [2 mins]
"There is no reason to fear low-skilled migration." - Esther Duflo, Nobel prize-winning economist [2 mins]
Prime Minister and Michael Gove have known of Vote Leave's illegality for over three years - Ian Lucas MP [2 mins]
Dispatches discovers how Donald Trump’s allies and US drug giants want to force the NHS to pay more for US medicines [1 min]
'Either there is a border in the Irish Sea, or the UK remains in the Customs Union. Fin.' - Nina Schick [2 mins]
'Here he [David Davis] is at the People's Pledge Congress for a [confirmatory, i.e. 2nd] EU Referendum'
'UK Government has not conducted an economic impact assessment on the effect of the Brexit deal on Holyhead Port.' - Delyth Jewell AC/AM
"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..."
“So what you’re saying Richard, is there are multiple forms of Brexit...” - Mehdi Hasan expertly unravels Richard Tice’s Brexit madness [3 mins]
The Chairman of @NissanEurope flew to Sunderland to say a no-deal Brexit could eventually lead to the closure of the plant.
"People who're involved in current politics… are borrowing some of the tactics of the 1920s and 1930s" - Prof. Timothy Snyder [2 mins]
Our political editor tells us that there will be a big push in Parliament next week to get a referendum onto the statute book - Newsnight
"When he arrives October 17th, I ask that our European friends give Boris NOTHING and give the British people EVERYTHING!" - Magid Magid
"It's Parliament's fault, it's the opposition's fault, it's the Benn Act, it's Germany, it's Ireland"
Dutch MP Anne Mulder - Boris Johnson has “a credibility issue" and warns that “the UK is underestimating" the EU
Brexit is "completely senseless in the modern world" and people "need to wake up," Finland's ex-PM Alex Stubb
Rumour is... the customs clearing zones will not be in Northern Ireland... the UK will tell the Irish Govt that they should build them in Ireland
The UK has proposed the creation of a string of customs posts along both sides of the Irish border ... RTÉ News
"52% of the electorate simply cannot have 100% of the spoils, they have to engage with the rest" - Lord Sumption
"Colleagues, this is not a moment for shortsightedness. This is a moment for solidarity." - Terry Reintke [1 min]
"I urge you to allow UK the time to defeat the 'would be' dictator who's lied, cheated and silenced the mother of all parliaments"
The blame for this debacle doesn’t lie with “remoaners” or the civil service but with people who promoted a fantasy.
Medical products are ‘particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays’ ... - confirming our concerns (British Medical Association)
#Yellowhammer documents show what will happen in 50 days time and the Government should be held accountable
Jessica Simor QC - When the Supreme Court hears this case it will be dealing with a finding of fact [2 mins]
Dr Philip Lee ... explains what was the straw that broke the camels back? Jacob Rees-Mogg's disgraceful behaviour
Ken Clarke - idea he once looked forward to being "simply a council chamber in Europe" is "scurrilous right-wing rubbish"
Gordon Brown - A #NoDealBrexit is like putting a gun to your head & saying you're going to shoot yourself
Hi @MichaelGove , we’re driving round Surrey Heath today reminding your constituents what you thought about suspending parliament
Attorney General confirmed that in a No Deal Brexit, article 24 of GATT cannot be invoked unilaterally by the UK
“A no-deal Brexit is a catastrophe and I will not go down in history as an MP who has facilitated it” - Grieve
No examples of borders with the EU where technology has eliminated .. physical checks [BBC Fact Check]
Damian Collins - Brexit Party had no effective system in place to determine if a foreign donation was permissible