Clive Featherstone, assistant Brexit planning support officer, has announced the Government’s plans for language usage post-Brexit. As of 1st. November, any English used within the EU will be subject to charge. This will cover written text, any electronic messages, telephone conversations, signage of any description, recordings and broadcasts. Mr. Featherstone confirmed that “our business partner, Huawei, has been monitoring usage for some months and initial calculations suggest that a modest usage charge would result in income of approximately £458 billion per annum. Of course, the UK would be happy to discuss these new charges with the EU and perhaps reach a suitable settlement which may include the Irish backstop and tariff-free trade”.