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Brexit: Seaborne Freight no-deal ferry contract scrapped - BBC News

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What preparations are being made for a no-deal? Seaborne Freight was awarded the £13.8m contract in December to run a freight service between Ramsgate and Ostend, Belgium, in the event that Britain leaves the EU without a deal. The government was criticised for choosing Seaborne Freight, a company with no ships or trading history, and for leaving too little time to establish the new ferry service before the Brexit deadline of 29 March. And local politicians in both Ramsgate and Ostend warned that the ports at both ends of the route will not be ready the deadline. At the time, the government said it awarded the contract "in the full knowledge" that Seaborne, which was formed in April 2017, wa...

Brexit: 'Very real' chance of Irish unity poll if no deal

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Does the Good Friday Agreement rule out a hard border? The conditions for a "border poll" are set out in the Good Friday Agreement. The UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - currently Karen Bradley - has to call a vote if it appears likely there would be a majority for a united Ireland. 'Precious union' Sinn Fein has called for a vote on Irish unification after Brexit. The issue was raised this week when the prime minister held talks with Northern Ireland's parties in Belfast. Downing Street believes the majority of people continue to support the current political settlement - and the PM has pledged to protect the "precious union". We have heard warnings about the impact of Brexit on ...

Brexit: Cambridge professor invites Jacob Rees-Mogg to 'naked debate' - BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Video Brexit: Cambridge professor invites Jacob Rees-Mogg to 'naked debate' A Cambridge economics professor has challenged Brexiteer Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to a 'naked debate'. Dr Victoria Bateman campaigns against Brexit naked, saying it will leave the UK economy "exposed". She spoke to the Today programme's John Humphrys. 08 Feb 2019...