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Post-Brexit plans unveiled for 10 free ports (BBC News) The government is planning to create up to 10 free ports across the UK after Brexit, which would allow firms to import goods and then re-export them outside of normal tax and customs rules.Labour has condemned the idea, saying that the…

­Sinn Fein: vote on Irish reunification must follow no-deal Brexit (The Guardian) On Wednesday, Boris Johnson held bilateral meetings with the five main parties of Northern Ireland at Stormont discussing the deadlock in latest talks.The leader of Sinn Fein, Mary Lou McDonald, has said it would be “unthinkable” if a…

‘Sterling tumbles to two-year low as market fears grow over no-deal Brexit’ (Financial Times) The pound dropped 1.3% to $1.2230, a level not touched since mid-March 2017 when the UK triggered Article 50 and began the formal process of leaving the EU. It has been the worst performing major currency…

Johnson government refuses to exclude direct rule over Northern Ireland FT Downing Street has refused to exclude the possibility that Boris Johnson will introduce direct rule over Northern Ireland as part of preparations for a no-deal Brexit, raising the pressure for a poll on uniting the island of Ireland.Ministers will…