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Media and Political Bulletin – 12 June 2020

Media and Political Bulletin

12 June 2020

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UK in U-turn on full post-Brexit border controls

Financial Times, Peter Foster and George Parker, 11 June 2020

The Financial Times reports that the British government has abandoned its plan to introduce full border checks with the EU on January 01 as ministers come under mounting pressure due to the added difficulty businesses are facing from the coronavirus.

Instead of full checks, the government will now introduce a temporary light-tough regime at UK ports such as Dover for incoming EU goods, under both a deal and a “no-deal” scenario.

The shift comes after the pharmaceutical industry warned the government that the Covid-19 pandemic would prevent them from rebuilding the six-week medicine stockpile of 2019, raising fears in Whitehall of medicine shortages in the event of no-deal.

Parliamentary Coverage

Commons Committee Stage – Medicines and Medical Devices Bill (Third Sitting), 10 June 2020

Written evidence submissions to the Public Bill Committee have also been published and can be found here.

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UK in U-turn on full post-Brexit border controls

Financial Times, Peter Foster and George Parker, 11 June 2020

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Media and Political Bulletin – 12 June 2020

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