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Imagine there’s no trade deal and that the U.S.-China battle is left to rumble on through most of next year instead. That scenario is one that stock-market participants must now debate as equities tumbled Tuesday after President Donald Trump indicated he’s in no hurry to complete any accord with Beijing and that it might be …

The UK supreme court ruling against Boris Johnson was celebrated in EU capitals and has left Brussels convinced that the prime minister has lost control of events and will not be able to crash Britain out on 31 October. As Lady Hale, the president of the UK’s highest court, read out its unanimous judgment, politicians, …

The British government’s plans for a “no-deal” Brexit highlight “severe risks” including disruption to supplies of medicine and fresh food that could unleash protests and public disorder. The details of “Operation Yellowhammer” – government documents outlining worst-case scenarios of crashing out of the European Union without an agreement – were published on Wednesday by the …

Matt Hancock has voiced unease at the government reintroducing duty-free drink and cigarettes if there is a no-deal Brexit, amid growing anger among health experts at the move. Critics claim the policy, which the Treasury unveiled on Tuesday, is at odds with the government’s determination to eradicate smoking altogether and reduce alcohol-related harm. The health …

Image copyright AFP Boris Johnson is considering seeking an early general election if MPs wanting to block a no-deal Brexit defeat the government this week. The BBC understands “live discussions” are going on in No 10 about asking Parliament to approve a snap poll. Political editor Laura Kuenssberg said it could happen as soon as …

Image copyright PA The government has announced an extra £2.1bn of funding to prepare for a no-deal Brexit – doubling the amount of money it has set aside this year. The plans include more border force officers and upgrades to transport infrastructure at ports. There will also be more money to ease traffic congestion in …

Image caption Lady Eliza Manningham-Buller is chair of the Wellcome Trust The head of the UK’s biggest charitable funder of scientific research has written to the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson backing his vision of a thriving science sector, but warning that leaving the EU without a deal is a “threat to that”. In a …

Image copyright Reuters Public borrowing could double next year if there is a no-deal Brexit, the country’s spending watchdog says. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said borrowing would be almost £60bn if the UK leaves without a deal – up from £29.3bn if it does get a deal. The watchdog said this scenario was …

Image copyright Getty/EPA/Will Oliver Image caption Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt urged to consider the impact of a no-deal Brexit on UK research. The president of the Royal Society has warned the Tory leadership candidates that UK research could be damaged by a bad deal or no-deal Brexit. Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan has presented them …

Top story: Bankruptcies a price worth paying for Brexit, says Hunt Good morning briefers. I’m Martin Farrer and it’s my pleasure to bring you the best of news, sport and features to help you start the week. Jeremy Hunt has alarmed moderate Tories by hardening his rhetoric about a possible no-deal Brexit as he attempts …