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UK planes 'may be stopped from landing in EU'

By Greg Heffer, political reporter, in Birmingham
British planes could be stopped from landing in the EU if Brexit talks fail, according to Jean-Claude Juncker.
The European Commission president said at a public meeting in Freiburg: "Sometimes I have the impression that the British think that it's us quitting Great Britain, but it's exactly the other way around."There never was a real referendum campaign in Britain in the sense of an information campaign."The British, including government ministers, are only now discovering how many questions it raises."If talks [on air transport] go wrong, then no more British airplanes can land on the continent."People didn't know that, and they should probably have been told."There could also be a four-day quarantine placed on pet dogs and cats from the UK into continental Europe with the same on their return journey, Mr Juncker added."I ask myself what is going to happen to the 250,000 dogs and cats who leave the European continent each year," he said."Right now they just pass through the customs, all these dogs and cats coming to mainland Europe each year."There are lots of people in Europe who just want people and animals to just cross borders, but I think we are going to have a four-day quarantine."If you want to go to Brittany for eight days for holidays, then maybe you need to leave the dog or cat at home, or maybe you will stay home altogether."

UK planes 'may be stopped from landing in EU'

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His words come as a Tory MP revealed that three ministers secretly support his call for a fresh Brexit referendum.Phillip Lee, who resigned as a justice minister earlier this year to speak out over the UK's exit from the EU, urged fellow Conservative MPs and concerned businesses to go public with their wish for a second vote.Speaking at a fringe event hosted by the People's Vote campaign at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Dr Lee hit out at the "ludicrous decision" to bar the gathering from the main conference venue and to not list it in the conference guide.
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