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Theresa May considering supply flotilla in event of no-deal Brexit: report



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Theresa May.

  • The UK is reportedly considering chartering ships in
    the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • There concerns that Britain might run out of essential
    supplies like food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a
  • so Theresa May has reportedly planned to create a
    makeshift flotilla to supply the UK.

Theresa May has drawn up a drastic plan for ensuring Britain has
supplies if there’s a no-deal Brexit: Chartering ships to create
a government-run flotilla.

According to a new report from The Financial Times on
, the UK government is considering chartering ships
for a makeshift fleet that can be used to bring much-needed and
perishable supplies like food and medicines into the country if
Britain leaves the European Union without securing a deal.

If Britain did crash out of the EU without a deal, the fear is
that customs checks would be imposed by France at Calais, slowing
commerce down to a trickle and choking off vital supplies to

One unnamed British government official told The FT:
“Whatever we do at our end, the French could cause chaos if they
carry out checks at their end … Dover-Calais would be the
obvious pinch point. The French would say they were only applying
the rules.” 

Brexit negotiations are currently coming to a climax
ahead of
Britain’s exit from the EU at the end of March 2019. Theresa May
says that “95%” of the agreement has been settled — but she is
facing growing discontent from Conservative MPs, and the
potential for a leadership challenge. 

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