Theresa May has ordered ministers to step up contingency plans as the timer winds down on Article 50, according to the Sun.
With trade talks due to recommence in Brussels next week, a Whitehall source said: “Preparations for no deal are actually much further down the line than people realise, and we will be making that clear in the coming weeks.”
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The plans reported mission is to keep Britain’s food and drink industries afloat through stockpiling on after exit day on 29 March 2019.
The Brexit department is set to spend more than £17million preparing for a ‘no deal’ scenario under incoming secretary of state Dominic Raab.
Daily Star Online revealed in June how senior civil servants were preparing for worst case scenarios - dubbed “armageddon”.
A source said: “In the second scenario, not dubbed the worst, the port of Dover will collapse on day one.
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