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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:07 PM

Labour demands Boris Johnson answers questions on Liz Truss' 'extraordinary' leaked Brexit letter


The Labour Party has demanded that Boris Johnson's government appears before Parliament to explain an "extraordinary" leaked letter from UK Trade Secretary Liz Truss, which revealed its fears of chaos at Britain's borders once the UK leaves European Union rules next year.

Business Insider on Wednesday exclusively obtained a copy of the letter sent by Liz Truss to Rishi Sunak, the chancellor of the exchequer, and Michael Gove, the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, expressing "four key areas of concern" about the government's Brexit border plans.

In the leaked letter, which Business Insider is today publishing below in full, Truss raised fears that new border arrangements with the EU, its biggest trading partner when UK leaves the Brexit transition period in January 2021, will not be ready in time.

She set out her concern that UK ports will not be ready to carry out full import checks when they come into effect in July next year and warned that some ports could be vulnerable to smuggling as of January.

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