• Former Northern Ireland first minister warns Ireland risks provoking paramilitaries over post-Brexit border – In a wide-ranging interview to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement, the former Northern Ireland first minister Lord David Trimble, whose support was critical in creating the agreement, has warned that the Irish government risks provoking loyalist paramilitaries with its stance on the border after Brexit. He said any special deal to keep the region within Europe would destroy a key tenet of the agreement that there would no constitutional change without majority consent in Northern Ireland. (The Guardian)
  • UK capital’s status as Europe’s top base for fast-growth groups threatened by Brexit – According to the FT 1000 list, which ranks companies by their revenue growth between 2013 and 2016, London is home to 74 of the businesses on the list. Paris, which is home to 62 of those businesses, has closed its gap with London from 33 in 2017 to 12 this year. As Brexit approaches, while London’s start-up sector is enjoying benign economic conditions, it faces uncertainty about the future relationship with EU. (The Financial Times)
  • India in no ‘rush’ to sign a post-Brexit trade deal and will tell Britain to accept more migrants – Speaking to Politico, Yashvardhan Sinha, the Indian High Commission in London, said India would like to the “best deal possible” with Britain, however, it is not a priority for its prime minister Narendra Modi. Sinha also reiterated previous warnings that India will want a trade deal with post-Brexit Britain to make it easier for Indian nationals to travel to and work the UK. (Business Insider)