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With a no-deal Brexit looming over the UK, time is running out to address rights owners’ key concerns, as WIPR’s Rory O’Neill reports.
If British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to be believed, the new UK cabinet, packed full of hard-line Vote Leave campaigners, remains committed to striking a deal with the EU ahead of its scheduled departure on October 31.
Writing to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, in August, Johnson said that a negotiated exit from the EU was his government’s “highest priority”; and gave a “personal commitment that this government will work with energy and determination to achieve an agreement”.
Yet Johnson’s first week at number 10 was characterised by gearing the entire civil service Brexit machine towards preparing for leaving without a deal.
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