Brexit: Johnson poised to end talks after call with Merkel ends in deadlock – live news


Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including German chancellor telling PM Northern Ireland must stay in customs union for a deal

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The government has just published a 155-page “No Deal Readiness Report” (pdf).

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This is from Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister.

The UK government’s attempt to shift the blame for the Brexit fiasco to anyone but themselves – today it’s Merkel – is pathetically transparent.

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