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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.
Liam Fox is still out there supporting UK businesses, like the UK publishers at the Beijing book fair:
It’s an honour to speak at the UK Publishers Reception, co-hosted by DIT, to support UK publishers at the Beijing International Book Fair. UK is the biggest exporter of books in the world supporting more than 70,000 jobs + generating a £1.1bn trade surplus every year #FreeTradeUK pic.twitter.com/BuHS640HYV
— Dr Liam Fox MP (@LiamFox) August 23, 2018
And you can listen to the latest of Chopper's Brexit Podcasts:
on all the key issues hanging over the UK's future
— Chopper's Brexit Podcast (@brexitbroadcast) August 24, 2018
While Nigel Farage, the former UKIP leader, gets a call from the angriest Remainer ever:
These Remainers are not a happy bunch. https://t.co/PZs4TDDP9P
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 23, 2018