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Michael Gove confirms post-Brexit trade barriers will be imposed | Politics

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De facto deputy PM says nearly all EU imports will be subject to checks from next year. Michael Gove has told businesses that trade with Europe they need to prepare for “significant change” with “inevitable” border checks for “almost everybody” who imports from the EU from next year. In the first official confirmation that the government is going to impose trade barriers post-Brexit, he warned there would be checks on food and goods of animal origin, plus customs declarations and mandatory safety and security certificates required for all imports. “You have to accept we will need some friction. We will minimise it but it is an inevitability of our departure,” he told delegates at a Cabinet O...

Michael Gove admits Brexit will bring years of confusion at borders as trade checks imposed | The Independent

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Michael Gove has admitted to years of confusion at Britain’s borders because of Brexit , with goods checks now “inevitable” – but a new IT system not ready until 2025.In a speech to traders, the cabinet office minister laid bare the realities of leaving the single market and customs union after the controversy was avoided during the election campaign .Warning “almost everybody” who exports to the EU will face new barriers, Mr Gove highlighted checks on food and goods of animal origin, customs declarations and the need for safety and security certificates.Sharing headlines“You have to accept we will need some friction,” he told businesses at the London event, adding: “We will minimise it, but...

Sinn Féin to try to form ruling coalition after Irish election success | World news | The Guardian

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Party disrupts Ireland’s centrist tradition by taking almost a quarter of votes. Sinn Féin will try to form a government in Ireland after apparently winning more votes than any other party in Saturday’s general election – a historic result that upended the political system. The party leader, Mary Lou McDonald , told cheering supporters on Sunday that a “revolution” had occurred and she would try to form a ruling coalition with other parties. “This is no longer a two-party system,” she said. Ireland election: latest results Read more Sinn Féin, once a pariah for its IRA links, won almost a quarter of first-preference votes, possibly pipping Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil , two centrist rivals that...