Brexit ‘no-deal’ contingency planning:

During an Urgent Question about ‘no-deal’ Brexit contingency preparations for cross-channel ferry and freight services, I stated my frustration at those in the House that I would argue wrongly maintain that a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic, but then oppose every single step taken to try to mitigate any of the issues they claim to be concerned about. In response, the Secretary of State explained that the Government has put in place an appropriate “insurance policy” in relation to ferry and freight, particularly because of a change to the forecast that suggested that they might have a problem in dealing with the flow of drugs for the NHS, and the need to ensure there was no prospect of delay or difficulty.