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Brexit has turned our government into an Orwellian Ministry of Truth | Polly Toynbee13 Aug 1:00am

Brexit has turned our government into an Orwellian Ministry of Truth | Polly Toynbee

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While businesses struggle with the red tape of no-deal planning, ministers are busy with commemorative coins Britain is battle-ready for no-deal Brexit, that’s the message. Downing Street gave every department 72 hours last week to present watertight crash-out plans and woe betide any whose ideas blow up later, Dominic Cummings menaced. “Task and finish units” will stress-test each one: tremble at the military-style management speak. In case anyone dares express a doubt that the nation is 100% ready, a rapid rebuttal unit was launched yesterday by Michael Gove to kill off any “media myths and half-truths”,
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