Brexit LIVE: End the fiction Frost demands stop pretending we must do what EU does

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The former chief Brexit negotiator, who resigned in December, said he is “supportive” of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s decision to delay the border checks on goods entering Britain from the EU. Mr Rees-Mogg, the recently appointed Brexit minister, is considering the move to prevent what industry has warned would be a supply chain disaster. Lord Frost said: “I predicted it would be necessary and I am fully supportive of Jacob Rees-Mogg in pushing it. But… we should end the fiction of a delay. Stop pretending we must do what the EU does, and get right such limited controls as we do need.”


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