PM says no-deal Brexit remains ‘most likely outcome’ as talks continue

Boris Johnson has said that leaving the European Union without a free trade agreement still remains the “most likely outcome” as talks continue in Brussels. Wheeler no-dealer The prime minister told his cabinet that he was committed to continuing negotiations on the remaining areas of disagreement and re-emphasised the desire to strike a deal. But …
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Brexit an ‘unforgivable act of economic sabotage to Scotland’ as no-deal looms

Brexit has been described as an “unforgivable act of economic sabotage” as the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal looms. Scotland’s constitution secretary Mike Russell urged prime minister Boris Johnson to ensure a no-deal Brexit is “taken off the table” during crunch talks on Sunday 13 December. But Russell described even leaving with …
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Tory anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter crunch stage

Senior Conservatives have reacted angrily to Boris Johnson’s handling of the Brexit trade negotiations and the threat to deploy Royal Navy gunboats to patrol UK fishing waters in the event of no-deal. Dad’s Navy The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that four 80-metre armed vessels have been placed on standby to guard British waters from …
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No-deal Brexit ‘could cost Scottish food and drink industry £2bn’

A no-deal Brexit would be an “act of huge economic negligence” that could cost Scotland’s food and drink industry £2bn, an industry leader has warned. “Huge losses” James Withers, the chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, said the ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU means some businesses are already stopping …
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How could a no-deal Brexit affect UK healthcare?

Preparations are already being made, with the stockpiling of medicines and provision of alternative freight routes aimed at ensuring as little disruption as possible to healthcare in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Here is a look at some of the main issues: – Medical supplies and equipment Medical suppliers have been encouraged to try …
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Fears 60% of Kent businesses not prepared for no-deal Brexit

It’s feared that as many as 60% of Kent businesses are not prepared for a no-deal Brexit. Concerns have been raised that companies already “hanging on by their fingertips” after a year of pandemic disruption may not be ready for the “seismic shift” in trade. This is despite Britain being just weeks away from the …
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The price of groceries could soar in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Import costs for everyday items could rise by around a third in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This would make the household shopping basket “much more expensive”, a major UK business group has warned. Red tape The cost of moving goods could also rise due to import taxes. And restrictions to the number of …
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