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FAILURE OF UK GOVERNMENT TO PREPARE FOR BREXIT TRANSITION: 23rd October 2020

This is utterly damning on the UK Government's profound failure to plan or prepare for the end of the Brexit transition phase. The Chair of the UK Parliament Treasury Committee has written to the Chancellor expressing grave misgivings:

"... serious concerns about the UK’s customs preparedness for the end of the Brexit transition period." "The Committee is extremely concerned that the IT may not be ready in time to allow companies to prepare sufficiently, with testing and changes still being made now." "The Committee shares Lord Agnew’s concerns that the Northern Ireland Border Operating Model is yet to be published. Without it, it is impossible for firms trading between Northern Ireland and Great Britain to know how to prepare for the changes that will come on 1 January."

At every stage, this has been shambolic, kicking the can down the road, making a truly terrible situation - remember, we did not choose Brexit in East Ren or in Scotland - even worse. It is a total abdication of responsibility, and it's absolutely clear that we either face no deal or the alternative of a terrible deal, both of which impoverish us economically, socially and culturally. To compound that with this additional chaos beggars belief.


Read more: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/158/treasury-committee/news/120250/treasury-committee-seeks-update-on-uks-customs-preparedness-for-end-of-brexit-transition/?fbclid=IwAR2t7nsqsOPurOlawqzjHmlqNuVHss3E4mSzBrRIJJ3XUNlWGArjflfI7MY



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