Daily Brexit Update: Thursday 23rd August 2018
The government will be issuing its no-deal Brexit guidance starting today, with ministers saying it will deal with all the 'hair raising scare stories' the public has been subjected to recently.
"In a speech delivered as the advice documents are published, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab is expected to say a good deal is in sight but 'we have a duty, as a responsible government, to plan for every eventuality'." Reports the BBC.
And the Guardian reports that the UK will not trigger a battle with Brussels if no deal is reached and the UK leaves on WTO terms. "Britain would take unilateral action in the event of a no-deal Brexit to keep trade and transport flowing freely, Dominic Raab will pledge." Says the 'paper.
But the shadow brexit secretary, Labour's Keir Starmer, says a no deal would be a catastrophe and that his party could back a nother EU referendum if the PM's Chequers based Brexit deal does not get through parliament.
While a youth group keeps the scare-mongering fires alive (video)!
Dr Liam Fox reports that China has opened up its dairy market to UK companies:
Great news for #UK particularly Northern Ireland as China opens its dairy sector to UK companies. Another fantastic example of DIT trade negotiators banging the drum for UK business and our top quality produce. Thank you to Minister Ni in China for his cooperation #FreeTradeUK pic.twitter.com/FQaeltBS9N
— Dr Liam Fox MP (@LiamFox) August 23, 2018
David Noon from Deloitte gives his take on Brexit developments (video):
The UK sends a vast amount of waste across to the EU to be used as fuel and this goes tariff free. Should tariffs be applied the waste industry says we could end up with it all here (video). My question is why don't we use it for fuel here in the UK – i.e. make our own economy more 'circular'?
UKIP demonstrates one of the reasons that people had for voting to leave the EU and regain proper control of our borders:
These are the impacts of Government immigration policy..
"wages are depressed, houses and rents unaffordable, schools overcrowded, the NHS and our transport system under massive strain."
Only UKIP wants to tackle this. https://t.co/S6iosP6P4c
— UKIP (@UKIP) August 23, 2018