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1...Imagine (if you can) that you are the political plankton @PeterBoneUK.

For 13 long years you have held your nose & suffered the whiny grievances emanating from Midlands skid mark town #Wellingborough...
2...Your only previous claim to fame was when you were described as Britain's "meanest boss" by the Daily Mirror for paying a 17-year-old trainee 87p an hour while remunerating your wife £45k per year.
3...Suddenly, thanks to a decision of galactic size stupidity by #DavidCameron, you & your fellow has-beens & never-will-bes in the #ERG, find yourselves at a table with the big boys. Who needs viagra now you’re pals with Boris & Jacob & the press are all over you?
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Few thoughts on the #ERG proposals for the Irish border, an issue @awstojanovic and I wrote about back in June:…

The paper stresses that the ERG support the principle of no hard border, which will be welcome to all sides

Also says that customs checks won't be a problem - which is true if the Govt can swing the Facilitated Customs Arrangement, which both the EU and the ERG have problems with...

The paper points to an EU report, Smart Borders 2.0, as providing solutions to the customs questions. However, that report a) doesn't solve the problem and b) isn't an EU report (it was commissioned by the Parliament, it doesn't represent an EU proposal)

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Top story on @SkyNews this morning: Tories openly discussing ousting May at an ERG meeting last night: Brexiteers clearly split between those who want a true Brexiteer in power (some Johnson supporters and those who want to chuck Chequers not here (the @DavidDavisMP camp)
But have they got the numbers? Could get the 48 letters into the 1922 chair to trigger a confidence vote, but No 10 sources say May will stay and fight......
Once confidence vote triggered, half the parliamentary party (near 160 MPs) would have to vote against her to force a leadership bid. No 10 sources clear she won’t stand down unless she loses a confidence vote. So there simply aren’t the numbers to force her out, yet.....
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1) Following the failure of any Kent MPs to support business friendly amendments for the Taxation (Cross Border Bill) over the past 2 days we feel the need to explain why VAT is such an important issue for small business.
2) To begin, you have to understand that the #SingleMarket is only a Single Market for countries who are members of it. Businesses from 3rd countries not only have to deal with the taxman in each country they do business with, but also in each country their goods flow through.
3) At present, a UK company selling goods to Germany or providing parts in a supply chain will usually truck these goods via the @Port_of_Dover and land them in Calais. Within the #SingleMarket this is easy as they just pass through France without involvement of the French taxman
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