MPs voted to reject a no-deal Brexit ‘under any circumstances’ in a series of pivotal votes.
Britain is unprepared for a no-deal Brexit because the Government thinks spending money on something that might not happen would be more unpopular than the fallout from a chaotic exit, a civil servant has revealed. The official, who chose to remain anonymous, unveiled a damning picture of the UK’s readiness to leave without a deal in The Guardian. The civil servant said that Operation Yellowhammer, the official Government term for no deal preparations, ‘hasn’t really got going yet’, despite the UK being set to leave the EU in less than 60 days.
Mumsnet users are openly discussing stockpiling food, medicines and cleaning products in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. Mothers are voicing their concerns about shortages if the UK leaves the EU without a deal in a thread on the popular parenting site and sharing advice on how they are preparing for the eventuality. At the weekend a former advisor to Environment Secretary Michael Gove warned that certain foods could run out in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Tory rebels want to avoid a no-deal Brexit if Theresa May loses her "meaningful vote" in the Commons next week.
Currently on the A256 in Kent, there are 100 lorries doing a mock traffic jam to replicate no-deal conditions. Back in Westminster, Theresa May had another plan to secure support for her deal. The four parts of the trade negotiation will be: preparing positions, negotiating them, ratifying the deal, and then implementing it.
The Department for Transport has signed contracts worth £107.7 million with Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Seaborne for extra crossings to ease pressure on Dover in the event of a no-deal Brexit.