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Day: February 12, 2020

UK falls foul of EU days after Brexit
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UK falls foul of EU days after Brexit

    Less than two weeks after leaving the European Union, the U.K. is already back in trouble with the bloc. While Brexit day was meant to enable Britain to finally throw off the shackles of the Brussels bureaucracy, the U.K. government now finds itself having to answer questions over an obscure transport tax that the EU doesn’t like. It’s a dispute that has the potential to end up in court. It’s a stark reminder that although the country technically ended its 47-year membership of the EU on Jan. 31, a transition period that extends throughout 2020 means it’s still bound by the bloc’s rules and jurisdiction. While Britain doesn’t get a say in any decisions or policy making, EU law applies in full. A levy that the U.K. introduced for heavy goods vehicles in 2014 discrim...