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The Conservative leader of Kent warns Boris Johnson that businesses aren't ready for new Brexit border rules

Leon Neal/Getty Images The UK is not ready for new Brexit border rules at the end of the year, the Conservative leader of Kent county warns Boris Johnson. Roger Gough, leader of Kent Council, told Insider that his biggest concern is that exporters to the EU have a long way to go before being ready for new checks. Kent hit the headlines this week after the UK government confirmed that transit vehicles would require a permit to enter the county after Brexit. A leaked letter revealed from th...
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We won't beat Covid by channelling Churchill | Letters

Boris Johnson’s Churchillian language does not impress Richard Teverson, while Katherine Arnott dismisses the prime minister’s appeal to people’s common sense. Plus letters from Patrick Cosgrove and David Boyd HaycockI, like so many others, am slack-jawed at the incompetence of this government’s response to Covid. Our death rate is terrible and the continued mixed messages from “go to work as you are less likely to be sacked if you are in the office/don’t go to work” and “eat out to help out/don...
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The Guardian view on new Brexit borders: the price of political fraud | Editorial

What the government calls a ‘worst-case scenario’ is a direct consequence of choices made by Boris Johnson last yearThe prospect of a Brexit-induced queue of 7,000 lorries at Dover, each one requiring a permit to enter the county of Kent, would once have been dismissed by leave campaigners as baseless fearmongering. Now it is the government’s “ ” for the end of transitional arrangements with the EU on 31 December.The grim scene was set out on Wednesday by Michael Gove, who told parliament that B...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Road transport, Kent, Borders, Dover, Brexit


Only a quarter of UK businesses say they are ready for Brexit, with less than 4 months to go

Ben Stansall - WPA Pool / Getty Images Less than a quarter of businesses are ready for the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK government revealed on Wednesday. Michael Gove told MPs that just 24% reported being fully prepared for new checks on trade with the EU. Nearly half — 43% — said they believed the transition period would be extended, despite the legal deadline for extension having already passed. The UK will leave the EU's single market and customs union in just over three...
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UK coronavirus live: 6,178 new Covid cases recorded - close to record from early May

Scotland records highest daily cases total; Keir Starmer presses Boris Johnson on Covid testing at PMQs; ‘clear upward curve’ in cases in WalesShortages threaten Johnson’s pledge of 500,000 UK Covid tests a day10pm nightlife ban ‘not a silver bullet’, Raab admitsSix ways to get through the next six monthsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.25pm BST Michael Gove has confirmed a de facto internal border for international truckers in the UK post Brexit. Any lorry heading to Dover for onward tra...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Calais, Eurotunnel, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Dover, Raab, Dominic Raab


Lorry drivers will face de-facto Brexit border in Kent, Gove confirms

Drivers will need a ‘Kent Access Permit’ to get into UK from 1 January, Gove tells CommonsA de-facto Brexit border is to be introduced for lorry drivers entering Kent from the EU, Michael Gove has confirmed.The minister for the Cabinet Office and chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster told the House of Commons that lorry drivers would need a “Kent Access Permit” to get into the county from 1 January with “police and ANPR cameras [automatic number plate recognition]” enforcing the system. Continue ...
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This leaked letter reveals the UK fears its Brexit plans will cause border chaos with 7,000 lorries queued at Dover

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Michael Gove (L) Getty The UK faces motorway queues of up to 7,000 trucks after the Brexit transition period ends in January. Michael Gove included this worst-case scenario warning in a stark letter to industry leaders on Tuesday. Gove, the UK's chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, warned that up to 70% of UK exporters faced not being ready to trade with the EU in less than four month's time. Boris Johnson's UK government is building lorry parks and re...
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Truck queues could be 7,000 long when Brexit transition ends, ministers warn

Michael Gove tells haulage firms to allow for two-day delays as part of worst-case planningUK ministers have warned of 7,000-truck-long queues in Kent after the Brexit transition period ends as a worst-case scenario if hauliers fail to prepare for changes to customs rules.The cabinet office minister, Michael Gove, who is responsible for no-deal planning, has written to logistics groups detailing the government’s “reasonable worst-case scenario” planning, which warns of possible two-day delays fo...
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Boris Johnson tells people to work from home and says coronavirus restrictions could last for next 6 months

Getty Boris Johnson tells workers to stay at home if they can as the UK becomes gripped by a second coronavirus wave This follows weeks of his government urging people in England to return to offices. Prime Minister Johnson announced the new guidance to MPs on Tuesday afternoon. His government will also introduce a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boris Johnson has urged people to work from home in order to halt a spike in co...
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Boris Johnson tells people to work from home and says coronavirus restrictions could last for the next 6 months

Getty Boris Johnson tells workers to stay at home if they can as the UK becomes gripped by a second coronavirus wave. He announces new restrictions on hospitality and leisure industries and says they could last for another 6 months. Prime Minister Johnson announced the new guidance to MPs on Tuesday afternoon. His government will also introduce a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants and reduce the limit for wedding guests to 15. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. B...
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Brexit: Queues in Kent could be 7,000 trucks long and last days, Michael Gove says in leaked no-deal plan

Ministers have warned of 7,000 truck-long queues in Kent after the Brexit transition period ends as a worst-case scenario if hauliers fail to prepare for changes to customs rules. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, responsible for no-deal planning, has written to logistics groups with the Government's "reasonable worst-case scenario" planning, which warns of possible two-day delays for cargo travelling to France in January. Mr Gove is due to outline the scenario work, whi...
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Boris Johnson's government tells people to work from home just weeks after warning home-workers they risk the sack

Getty Boris Johnson's government tells workers to stay at home if they can. This follows weeks of his government urging people in England to return to offices. Prime Minister Johnson will announce the new guidance to MPs on Tuesday afternoon. His government will also introduce a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars, and restaurants. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boris Johnson will today urge people to work from home if they can in order to stop a spike in coronavirus infection...
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England guidance 'changing to work from home'

Cabinet minister Michael Gove says the message for England is changing as infections surge.
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Coronavirus: Work from home 'if you can', Michael Gove says

Cabinet minister Michael Gove says the change in advice is "a response to the spread of the virus".
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Covid: Work from home 'if you can', says Michael Gove

Michael Gove says the message has changed in "response to the spread of the virus".
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UK government faces legal action over 'moonshot' Covid testing project

Good Law Project says plans ignore scientific evidence and break value-for-money rulesThe UK government is facing legal action over Boris Johnson’s “moonshot” project, which could involve up to £100bn being spent on an attempt to increase Covid-19 testing capacity to 10m per day.The health secretary, Matt Hancock, and the minister for the Cabinet Office, Michael Gove, are named in a case that alleges the project, as described in leaked papers, is unlawful because it ignores scientific evidence, ...
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Brexit: Hauliers' meeting with Michael Gove 'a washout'

The Road Haulage Association says there was "no clarity" on border checks after the transition period.
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Brexit: Johnson seeks to calm MPs before next showdown over bill

Intervention by PM raises expectations of a deal with backbenchers over legislationLatest politics news - live developmentsBoris Johnson has privately sought to calm angry MPs who plan to back an amendment to dilute his bill that unpicks the EU withdrawal agreement.His intervention raises expectations that the government will do a deal with backbenchers at a parliamentary showdown next week. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Johnson, Brexit, developmentsBoris Johnson


No 10 rejects any concessions for rebel Tories on Brexit bill

Ex Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley joins those to abstain on internal market billLatest politics news - live developmentsDowning Street has denied it is considering any concessions to angry MPs who abstained on controversial Brexit legislation, despite hopes raised by Michael Gove in the Commons on Monday night.The list of Conservative MPs who deliberately abstained on the internal markets bill, rather than having been absent for the vote, swelled to at least 20 on Tuesday, with the add...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Brexit, Karen Bradley, developmentsDowning Street


Ian Paisley fined over Ballymena fundraising dinner

Senior Conservative Michael Gove attended the event in Ballymena in September 2017.
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Brexit: Michael Gove says bill will protect 'integrity' of UK

The cabinet minister backs the PM over the Internal Market Bill as the EU ramps up opposition to it.
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Brexit: Michael Gove warns EU not to 'threaten integrity of UK'

Cabinet minister backs PM over Brexit bill, but the EU ramps up opposition to UK plans.
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Brexit: Gove claims internal market bill protects UK integrity from EU 'threat'

Cabinet Office minister says new legislation ‘entirely consistent with the rule of law’Michael Gove has defended the government’s plan to override parts of its own Brexit deal with the EU, claiming the internal market bill was necessary to protect the territorial integrity of the UK.He also insisted that the government was acting “within the rule of law” and was behaving in a “constructive and pragmatic” way, despite the Northern Ireland secretary admitting the new legislation would breach inter...
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Brexit: EU can't threaten integrity of UK, says Michael Gove

A new bill would give ministers powers to modify rules relating to the movement of goods between Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Coronavirus live news: one in nine people in UK in lockdown, India records another record daily rise

India racks up another 97,570 infections; police disperse demonstartors in Victoria; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKPassengers furious at airlines over voucher policyBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks 9.28am BST UK government minister Michael Gove has said fines could be necessary in order to enforce self-isolatio...
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EU tells UK: drop Brexit plans to break law or face sanctions

PM given three-week deadline as EU says withdrawal agreement has already been breachedBrussels has given Boris Johnson three weeks to drop plans to break international law or the UK will face financial or trade sanctions, as EU lawyers ruled that Britain has already breached the withdrawal agreement by tabling the internal market bill.In a hard-hitting statement following a meeting with Michael Gove in London, the European commission’s vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, put the prime minister on no...
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The EU threatens to sue the UK unless Boris Johnson scraps his plan to rip up the Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Getty The EU tells Boris Johnson to scrap his ban to overwrite the Brexit deal he signed last year, or face legal action. If he does not, the EU will "not be shy" to use legal action, the bloc said in a statement on Thursday. The UK government has admitted that its plan breaks international law. European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic today told UK minister Michael Gove that the plan was an "extr...
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UK has already breached withdrawal agreement, EU lawyers say

Leaked legal opinion says bloc already has grounds to take ‘legal remedies’ that could lead to financial and trade sanctionsBritain has already breached the withdrawal agreement by tabling the internal market bill, prompting Brussels to plan legal action that could lead to financial and trade sanctions, according to a leaked EU legal opinion.The European commission believes Boris Johnson’s government breached the terms of the treaty just by taking the first steps to pass a new law that would neg...
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Nancy Pelosi warns Boris Johnson there is 'absolutely no chance' of a UK-US trade deal if he pursues his Brexit plan

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference to call for the extension of the federal unemployment insurance in the Capitol Visitor Center to on Friday, July 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Senior Democrats have warned that there will be no US trade deal with the UK if Boris Johnson does not uphold the Brexit protocol for Northern Ireland. Prime Minister Johnson has caused outraged at home and in Europe over plans to potentially disapply...
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Fears grow that UK is preparing to quit Brexit talks

Concern grows as top EU official arrives in London for emergency talks over UK plans to breach withdrawal agreementFears are growing that the UK is preparing to walk away from Brexit talks as one of the European commission’s top officials arrives in London for an emergency meeting with Michael Gove.The two spoke on Wednesday night by phone but Maroš Šefčovič asked for Thursday’s urgent meeting for a “face to face” explanation for the government’s proposal to breach international law and “disappl...
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