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Daily Brexit Update: Friday 24th August 2018

Next update will be on Tuesday 28th August 2018

All eyes will be on the government's no-deal Brexit technical notices as they are released to the public.

One side will be hoping they are realistic and highlight problems to be overcome and the other will be hoping for apocalypse in every word.

It seems the post-Brexit question is along the lines of 'medicine, or no medicine, that is the question'.

But here's the Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, introducing the first of the technical notices yesterday (video):

And in response Polly Toynbee writing in the Guardian says that Raab has offered us cotton wool, but the 'reality is hair-raising'.

As far as our Polly is concerned  it seems, the UK can no longer function independently, like the majority of nations around the world do.

But while Remainers are trying to blame Leavers for the mess, one German MEP, Christian Ehler, says both sides are to blame. I disagree, the UK government has bent over backwards (far too far in my estimation) to try and accommodate the EU, but has always been stonewalled.

And according to the political editor of the Independent, Labour shadow ministers are moving towards a second referendum stance.

A new Brexit alliance has been formed – the 'Brexit Advance Coalition' – which brings together the likes of the Bruges Group, Get Britain Out, Conservatives Grassroots and the bow Group.

The Express though, reports that the UK is ready to call the EU's bluff with preparations for a no-deal exit from the EU. "While he said a good Brexit deal between the UK and EU remains "in our sights", Mr Raab today outlined the "practical and proportionate" preparations for a no-deal exit." It said.

Liam Fox is still out there supporting UK businesses, like the UK publishers at the Beijing book fair:

And you can listen to the latest of Chopper's Brexit Podcasts:

While Nigel Farage, the former UKIP leader, gets a call from the angriest Remainer ever:

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