Officials have denied drawing up plans for the slaughter of millions of sheep in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The possibility of a no-deal Brexit is “underpriced”, Stephen Barclay told MPs as he highlighted the lack of parliamentary time to steer an agreement through by October 31.
Stephen Barclay has told MPs that a no-deal Brexit would be a better outcome than not leaving the European Union at all as preparations ramped up for a “disruptive” break from Brussels.
Stephen Barclay has written to the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, asking him to fully consider proposals to ring-fence citizens’ rights regardless of how the UK leaves the EU.
Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said a no-deal scenario could be “mitigated” and was preferable to giving up on the process of leaving the European Union.