Netflix and Spotify blocked for tourists in no-deal Brexit outcome
BRITISH TRAVELLERS heading to the European Union could be blocked from using their Netflix and Spotify accounts under a nodeal Brexit, the Government has said.
Online sports, video games and e-books could also be unavailable if no withdrawal agreement is reached, according to a raft of no deal technical notices released on Friday.
Access to some websites and services like cloud storage based in the EU could also be blocked or have limited availability in the UK if Brussels laws are stripped away in March, they revealed.
The papers also warned that the UK will lose free trade agreements with more than 70 nonEU countries around the world if it leaves without a deal in March next year.
The countries – which account for 12 per cent of the UK’s total trade – are covered by around 40 EU free trade agreements delivering preferential tariffs and enhanced market access.
Another paper warned that Northern Ireland faces the threat of electricity blackouts if Britain leaves the EU with no deal.
Laws which underpin the trade of electricity with the Republic of Ireland would disappear, according to documents released by the Brexit department.
Negotiators are trying to secure an agreement with Brussels that the current single electricity market would remain intact even if exit talks collapse.
But the Government warned that, if the pledge was not secured, customers on both sides of the border could be hit.
In another document, meanwhile, cross-Channel rail passengers were told they will be responsible for ensuring their tickets are “sufficient to cover possible disruption”.