British finance minister Philip Hammond has rejected calls to start spending on plans for a “no deal” Brexit as a way to put pressure on the rest of the European Union.
He also stressed the need progress in talks, which have stalled on issues like the Brexit bill and the Northern Ireland border
“Some are urging me to spend money simply to send a message to the EU that we mean business. I think the EU knows that we mean business. They know that we are planning for a no deal scenario, that we have to do that.”