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Maritime UK has urged the EU and UK to extend the Article 50 process if a deal is not reached by October. Director of the UK’s maritime industry body, Ben Murray, said results from a survey it commissioned found that 66% of UK business leaders now believed a “no deal” scenario the likely outcome. Of the 507 business leaders polled, 58% said they backed the prime minister’s Chequers agreement. Mr Murray added that extending the process was not only the best move for the UK but also for the EU.

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