PARIS (Reuters) – France has put in motion a contingency plan to deal with an eventual “hard Brexit,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday, including 50 million euros (£44.28 million) of investments to help ports and airports cope.
“What’s certain is that the scenario of a no-deal Brexit is less and less unlikely. That’s why… I have decided to trigger the plan for a no-deal Brexit,” Philippe told reporters.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s two-year attempt to forge an amicable divorce was crushed by the British parliament on Tuesday in the biggest defeat for a British leader in modern history.
(Reporting by Michel Rose and Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Richard Lough)