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Jim Pickard Jan 8
Remember all the times that ministers told us they were making contingency preparations for no-deal Brexit, setting aside £3bn and appointing a no-deal minister etc...?
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Jim Pickard Jan 8
Replying to @PickardJE
Well, according to a letter from Davis to May (leaked to FT) they are now consulting lawyers about EU's own contingency preparations for a no-deal Brexit. Here's the scoop.
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Jim Pickard Jan 8
Replying to @patmcfaddenmp
In the words of : "It seems extraordinary that the government is exercised about the EU preparing for a no deal scenario when it has set aside £3bn in its most recent Budget to do exactly the same thing..."
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Jim Pickard Jan 8
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Key to Dexeu complaint is that EU - in its advice to companies - is ignoring likelihood that UK will get a 2-year transition period. Davis has urged May to call on Commission to withdraw the advice and has consulted lawyers....
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Jim Pickard Jan 8
Replying to @PickardJE
Unfortunately for David Davis his lawyers have warned him that government has "low" chance of successful legal action vs EU, and it would be costly and politically risky
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Jim Pickard Jan 8
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Will post the full letter in a little while...,
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Jim Pickard
Here's the leaked letter from Davis to May about the threat to British jobs from EU "no deal" preparations
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Jim Pickard Jan 9
Replying to @PickardJE
Commission spokesman all deadpan just now: "We in the European Commission we are surprised that the United Kingdom is surprised that we are preparing for a scenario announced by the UK government itself."
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Jim Pickard Jan 9
Peter Pan is a fantasy
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Jim Pickard Jan 9
Replying to @PickardJE
Lord Malloch-Brown from Best for Britain: "We are through the looking glass here."
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Jim Pickard Jan 9
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Jim Pickard Jan 9
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turns out maybe Davis is wrong to worry about this stuff after all....
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Jim Pickard Jan 9
Replying to @PickardJE
And here are more details of the "regulatory chill" that EU is imposing on British businesses - tonight's FT splash
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Jim Pickard Jan 9
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