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Leaving the Jingle Market: How Brexit could threaten Britain’s Christmas fairs

Christmas, or "German," markets are increasingly popular in towns across the UK. But with many bringing in European traders (and products), will that continue post-Brexit?

By Rik Worth  

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the oldest and largest in the UK. Photo: PA

Christmas, like Brexit, is on its way. That means across the UK, city centres will become temporary homes to festive miniature boroughs selling bratwurst, mulled wine in ceramic boots and endless yuletide brik-a-brak. The Christmas—or German—market has in the last few years become a staple of the Great British festive season. But how will leaving the European Union effect these continental celebrations—and what does that tell us about trade post-Brexit?

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