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Boris Johnson was warned by the civil service in January that the government’s Brexit deal would leave Brussels able to claim jurisdiction over large amounts of UK state aid policy at the end of the transition period, the Financial Times Weekend reports. The PM is planning to override part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Meanwhile, the R number is as high as 1.7, the paper adds, with the pace of coronavirus infections across the UK returning to levels not seen since May. The number of positive cases is doubling every seven to eight days, according to analysis by Imperial College London and Ipsos Mori.