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Karen Wheeler (formerly of UK govt #Border Delivery group) made some interesting points at @ifgevents #IfGBrexit today.*
Here's a v.brief summary.
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*[so did @AllieRenison and @Lorand_Bartels too, you won't be surprised to hear]
She said UK govt has been trying to guide UK businesses in prep for #NoDeal but particularly difficult for NI.
'Cos v. unclear how IRL wd deal with border.

Without knowing arrangements on the other side, it is extremely difficult for cross-border traders to prepare/comply.

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This leaves NI businesses at a heavy disadvantage in a No Deal, being only prepared for the UK side of trade.

Worsened, she noted, by high number of small businesses in cross-border trade.

Unilateral policy of the UK for land border in a No Deal thus 'somewhat difficult'.

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Nick Boles tells @ifgevents that his former Tory party is "putting it bluntly, now a party of old, rich people... Most of them have a full pension pot and literally no connection with the world of work... They are driving the politics of our governing party" #IfGBrexit
@ifgevents Boles says the idea that the Brexit impasse is due to the House of Commons finding it hard to compromise is a "frankly pathetic" and "most appallingly lame" excuse. He blames the failure of cross-party efforts on a lack of leadership by Theresa May #IfGBrexit
@ifgevents Boles says the Tory party is "overdue a very long time in the wilderness while it works out what it believes in" #IfGBrexit
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Here at @instituteforgov where former UK rep to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, is going to be speaking about Brexit and HMG’s handling of it very shortly
Sir Ivan Rogers kicks off by saying UK-EU trade negotiations are the first he can think of in history in which 2 sides seek "to get further apart"

He says that every other trade negotiation is about "converging and dismantling barriers to trade" — but Brexit is the opposite
Rogers says that people around Theresa May at the start of the Article 50 process "didn't know very much about European Councils or that much about the EU"
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So far the dominant message from the #IFGBrexit event featuring EU correspondents In London is that the story seems on endless loop of nothing new happening
Strong view that the UK government does not understand how the EU works #ifgbrexit
... and that UK attempts at cherry picking cannot work without similar legal constructs to those binding EU members
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