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Britain ‘does not recognise’ €47.5bn Brexit bill – PM’s spokesperson

Britain has said it does not recognise the European Union’s estimate of the overall Brexit settlement cost, and that the total bill remained within the government’s original projections. The EU said on Thursday that Britain is liable to pay €47.5billion to the EU as part of its post-Brexit financial settlement. The figure, contained in the […]

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Brexit: Will the borders be ready?

By Chris MorrisReality Check correspondent, BBC News With a month to go until the end of the post-Brexit transition period, there’s still no clarity about exactly how the UK’s borders will operate outside the EU’s economic zone – the single market and the customs union. The government says “huge advances” have been made in its […]

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Brexit: Dairy giant Arla warns of price rise if no deal

By Dharshini DavidGlobal trade correspondentArla’s UK managing director said it faces filling in an extra 30,000 pieces of paperwork from next year The head of the UK’s largest dairy farmers’ co-operative has warned that prices may rise sharply in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. Arla is behind brands such as Cravendale Milk and Lurpak […]

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Brexit: EU starts legal action against UK over deal breach plan

The EU has begun legal proceedings against the UK after it refused to ditch plans to override sections of its Brexit divorce deal. An EU deadline for the government to remove sections of the Internal Market Bill expired on Wednesday. The “letter of formal notice” could eventually lead to a court case against the UK […]

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Ireland poised for greater likelihood of no-deal Brexit

Mary Robinson warns UK of need to respect international law and not jeopardise peace. Preparations for a no-deal Brexit are likely to be accelerated in the light of the British move to abandon sections of the Withdrawal Agreement this week, officials say, as the prospect of a breakdown of the talks looms later this month. […]

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EU threatens legal action if UK does not withdraw treaty ‘violation’ by end of month

Brussels wants London to reverse plan that would tear up Brexit guarantees on North. The European Union has threatened to take legal action against Britain if it does not reverse a controversial plan that would tear up Brexit-related guarantees aimed at avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland. All 27 EU members on […]

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