Sajid Javid to ramp up funding for No Deal Brexit

Mail Online | 7/27/2019 | Mark Duell for MailOnline
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New Chancellor Sajid Javid plans to announce spending of around £1billion to ensure Britain is properly prepared for a possible No Deal Brexit in October.

Mr Javid said he would overhaul the Treasury's approach to Brexit, starting with 'significant extra funding' announcements in the coming days to get Britain fully ready to leave the European Union on October 31, with or without a deal.

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The extra spending would include financing a major public information campaign for individuals and businesses.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, he added that he had plans for 500 new Border Force officers and possible new infrastructure around the country's ports.

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Mr Javid's predecessor Philip Hammond, who opposed leaving the EU without a transition deal, was accused by Brexit supporters of failing to spend enough money to get Britain ready for a No Deal Brexit, undermining its negotiating position with Brussels.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he wants to rework the Brexit deal that former leader Theresa May struck with the EU but he also says he is prepared to take Britain out of the bloc without one on October 31, if necessary.


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