Britain reportedly planning to ship in emergency food and medicine in event of "no-deal" Brexit
It would appear that the UK government are preparing for the worst.
On a day-to-day basis, sometimes it feels almost impossible to work out exactly how the Brexit situation is being handled by the British officials.
Over the weekend, Sky News reported that Theresa May had been given 72 hours to save her job, with Brexit secretary Dominic Raab responding to the disgruntled MPs by saying "now is the time to play for the team. [...] We are at the end stage of the negotiation".
Less than 48 hours after that, BBC reported that while speaking in Parliament, Theresa May said that she is prepared to "explore every possible option" to ensure that the Brexit deadlock is broken, telling MPs that 95% of the terms of the exit had been agreed, but that the Irish border was the "considerable sticking point".
And now, this.
Darren McCaffrey, political editor for NBCNews, tweeted out the following on Tuesday evening:
"BREXIT - I can’t believe I’m tweeting this about the U.K. in 2018. [...] Britain is drawing up plans to charter ships to bring in emergency food and medicines in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit next March, in a move greeted with disbelief at a stormy meeting of cabinet on today."
BREXIT: I can’t believe I’m tweeting this about the U.K. in 2018 via @FT
Britain is drawing up plans to charter ships to bring in emergency food and medicines in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit next March, in a move greeted with disbelief at a stormy meeting of cabinet on today
— Darren McCaffrey (@DarrenGBNews) October 23, 2018
Whether or not this is just worst-case-scenario planning isn't clear, but it is clear that this is something that May and co. think is a viable possibility if they're already setting plans in place for it potentially become their new reality.
With those 72 hours almost up, we're sure there will be another announcement before long.