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UK News UK is STILL not ready for Brexit

05:50  02 december  2020
05:50  02 december  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The MPs stated: ‘There are still significant risks to the country being ready for the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, but Government still only British and EU negotiators are continuing discussions in London on a post- Brexit trade deal. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove yesterday hit

And he said the UK must have a Brexit transition period to avoid damage to the economy and disruption at the borders. Mark Carney (pictured yesterday in London) has warned large parts of the economy are not ready for a no-deal Brexit , amid warnings it could plunge the UK into the worst

Michael Gove wearing glasses and a suit and tie: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Channel crossings are at ‘risk of serious disruption and delay’ next month when the Brexit transition period ends, MPs warned yesterday.

In a scathing assessment of the way ministers have planned for leaving the customs union, the Commons public accounts committee questioned the UK’s level of preparedness.

The cross-party MPs said, with just four weeks to go, they did not believe the necessary systems are in place whether or not a deal is reached with Brussels.

Michael Gove wearing a suit and tie: Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove attending  a cabinet meeting © Provided by Daily Mail Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove attending  a cabinet meeting

The MPs stated: ‘There are still significant risks to the country being ready for the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, but Government still only seems to be taking limited responsibility for that readiness.

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The UK is also hoping for separate agreements on services - so everyone from bankers to musicians to chefs can continue to work in the EU. However, just 2% of the UK 's foreign trade is with Japan. Brexit supporters say leaving the EU will give the UK more freedom to strike trade deals around the

A trade adviser has been explaining the problems that the UK faces in negotiating a post- Brexit future for us all. Raoul Ruparel makes it clear what

a man smiling for the camera: Rod McKenzie, of the Road Haulage Association © Provided by Daily Mail Rod McKenzie, of the Road Haulage Association

‘Industry bodies have said that Government has not provided key information needed by businesses to prepare, such as detailed guidance on how to apply for simplified customs procedures.’

Yesterday Rod McKenzie, of the Road Haulage Association, said: ‘The best case scenario is it will be shambolic.

'The worst case scenario is it will be catastrophic.’

British and EU negotiators are continuing discussions in London on a post-Brexit trade deal.

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove yesterday hit out at Brussels for trying to take the ‘lion’s share’ of British fish stocks as talks go ‘down to the wire’.

Mr Gove urged businesses to be ready for the deadline whether a last-minute deal is struck or not.

He told Sky News: ‘The EU still want to take the lion’s share of the fishing in our waters, which is just not fair given that we are leaving the EU.

'The EU still want us to be tied to their way of doing things.’

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Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove tells EU ‘it takes two to tango’ as negotiations continue with transition period exit looming.The senior minister also called for Brussels to move on other areas of contention such as dispute resolution, as he insisted “it takes two to tango”.

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