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The latest attempts to scare the EU about no-deal Brexit are growing more ridiculous by the day

The ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ bluff never worked on the EU, and neither will fake traffic jams

Tom Peck
Tuesday 08 January 2019 01:28 GMT

While MPs were away from Westminster, the Brexit news that dominated the national conversation was the awarding of a £14m shipping contract to a company that owns no ships.

On Monday morning, when parliament finally reconvened, it did so to the background mood music of a human-made, or rather government-made, artificial traffic jam on the road to Dover in Kent, dreamt up to show the EU we are serious about no-deal Brexit.

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