Theresa May sparks Brexiteer fury by killing off Cabinet debate on No Deal despite calls for preparation


THERESA May incensed Brexit-backing Ministers by killing off a Cabinet debate on No Deal despite calls for a “step change” in preparation, The Sun can reveal.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay made an impassioned plea for the Government to increase contingency planning – arguing that a cliff-edge exit on October 31 would be “far worse” for business than March 29.

Theresa May sparked Brexiteers’ fury by killing off a Cabinet debate on a No Deal Brexit

He warned warehousing shortages would be acute in the run up to Christmas.

But the PM stunned Brexiteers in Tuesday’s Cabinet by cutting him and postponing a vote on No Deal work until after the Whitsun break.

The PM went on to stun Eurosceptics yesterday by arguing a No Deal Brexit could threaten the future of the Union – and leave Britain more vulnerable to terrorists.

Critics said she sounded like Philip Hammond – who enraged Brexiteers on Tuesday by saying no preparation in the world would be enough for Britain to cope with No Deal.

Speaking to the Commons, Mrs May agreed with ally Richard Graham who said there were enormous dangers about Nigel Farage’s “superficially seductive” line about leaving on WTO terms.

She said he was “absolutely right” not least “in the point he makes about the dangers of a No Deal Brexit for the future of the United Kingdom.”

The PM later added: “The security relationship [with the EU27] is fundamental to us being able to keep ourselves safe.

“If we were to leave with no deal, those security relationships would not be open to us.”

Stephen Barclay urged Theresa May to increase contingency planning
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