UK official in charge of Brexit border plans resigns

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Karen Wheeler’s resignation stokes fears the UK will not be ready for a no-deal Brexit by October

The government official in charge of delivering “frictionless” Brexit border arrangements, including emergency plans for Dover and Ireland in the event of no deal, has quit just two years into her job.

Karen Wheeler, director general of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs Brexit border delivery group, was the lead official coordinating a cross-Whitehall response involving police, ports, customs and freight interests.

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