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    After an issue with my account has been resolved I won't longer deprive you of your overdue weekly Brexit briefings! Enjoy, and indulge in proof of the beautiful train wreck that is Brexit!

    Retail sales fall sharpest since recession, says poll
    http://news.sky.com/story/retail-sal...-poll-11099704

    Economic confidence in the UK remains low
    https://www.financialdirector.co.uk/...k-remains-low/

    Brexit: shortage of workers is limiting investment, warn manufacturers
    https://www.theguardian.com/business...age-of-workers

    S&P, Fitch leave UK credit rating on hold but warn on Brexit
    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-br...-idUKKBN1CW2WZ

    Michael Bloomberg says Brexit is ‘single stupidest’ thing a country has ever done … besides Trump
    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/25/mich...des-trump.html

    Brexit is ‘biggest travesty of modern times’, says head of bank
    http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/27/brexit...-bank-7031373/

    Brexit: EU bank may not fully repay UK until 2054
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41774817

    Brexit-Vexed Pound May Need More Than a Rate Increase to Rebound
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ase-to-rebound

    Brussels develops blueprint for creating new, ‘very lucrative’ financial centre to replace London after Brexit
    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/n...bs-Brexit.html

    Only one person in UK's Brexit negotiation team has experience making trade deals
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politic...rexit-11425055

    UK automakers warn on Brexit as production shrinks
    http://europe.autonews.com/article/2...uction-shrinks

    Dairy farmers warn a no-deal Brexit could push up the price of milk
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...sh-price-milk/

    Shock warning: No-deal Brexit will DOUBLE price of British CHEESE due to shift to WTO
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/870...an-union-video

    Brexit is hindering research collaboration, say EU universities
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...u-universities

    Brexit: 20% of UK restaurants at risk of going bust, finds study
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a8023576.html


    Opinion:

    How Brexit has made Britain the new sick man of Europe
    The UK is too unbalanced, too unproductive and too unequal. To this amalgam of woes, a new menace has been added: EU withdrawal.
    https://www.newstatesman.com/politic...ick-man-europe

    Is this the night of the living dead? No, it’s Britain’s Brexit team
    The EU couldn’t have picked a better PM and her crack troops to lead Britain out of Europe
    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ns-brexit-team

    Brexit pushed the economy into the slow lane and it is set to stay there
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/b...here-q9wdzf2m9

    The Brexit economy: the storm clouds are gathering
    https://www.theguardian.com/business...-are-gathering
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