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Gove defends £705 million investment in Britain's post-Brexit borders, Leaders Council reports

The announcement of a £705 million funding package to help manage Britain’s post-Brexit borders has been defended by cabinet minister Michael Gove, the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland has reported.

Barnier: “Significant divergences” remain in UK-EU trade negotiations

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said that there are still “significant divergences” between the UK and EU in talks over a free-trade agreement.

UK government nominates Liam Fox for WTO role

The UK government has named Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Liam Fox as its official nominee to lead the World Trade Organization.

UK and EU “not far apart” on future relationship, PM says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK and EU are “not far apart” in terms of their respective positions on post-Brexit relations, but both sides agreed that talks needed “new momentum” after remote talks on Monday.

PM poised for talks with EU figureheads on Monday

Prime minister Boris Johnson will engage EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, European Council president Charles Michel and European Parliament president David-Maria Sassoli in video-conference talks on Monday to help revive post-Brexit trade negotiations.

Scottish and Welsh first ministers warn against no extension to post-Brexit transition period

The first ministers of Scotland and Wales, Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford, have written a joint letter to the prime minister asking the government to reconsider its stance on extending the post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year.

Government u-turns on plans for full border checks on EU imports from January, FT reports

The Financial Times has reported that the government will no longer pursue plans to introduce full border checks on EU imports immediately after the post-Brexit transition period ends, amid industry pressure.

Latest UK-EU trade talks yield “very little progress”

The UK government has said that the latest round of negotiations with the EU this week over a post-Brexit trade deal has led to “very little progress”.

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