Brexit: the Autumn Statement, not a leaked memo, will tell us more

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A leaked memo published in The Times on the 15 November 2016 has highlighted some fundamental issues about how Whitehall is working to deliver Brexit. Joe Owen says the real proof of the Government’s ability to manage Brexit will be in the Autumn Statement due on the 23 November 2016.

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