May 14, 2019 / 3:33 PM / 9 days ago

UK government still preparing for 'no deal' Brexit - PM May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is continuing to make preparations for leaving the European Union without a deal, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.

The legal default position is that Britain will leave the EU on Oct. 31 without a deal if an agreement has not been ratified by parliament before then.

“No deal planning has never stopped,” the spokesman said. “Britain was prepared for a no deal on March 29 and that work has continued.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, Editing by James Davey

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