UK: Hammond rejects call to fund plans for “no deal” Brexit

Source: Reuters

“British finance minister Philip Hammond rejected calls on Wednesday to start spending on plans for a ‘no deal’ Brexit as a way to put pressure on the rest of the European Union. Negotiations on the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU and their future relationship have made slow progress before a March 2019 deadline. That has drawn calls from some British lawmakers to walk away from the talks and start preparing for a clean break with the bloc.” (10/11/17)