No Deal threat to Eurostar

Daily Mail - - PETER OBORNE -

EUROSTAR pas­sen­gers should take out in­surance on their tick­ets if Bri­tain leaves the EU with­out a deal, the Gov­ern­ment has warned.

The De­part­ment for Trans­port’s lat­est guid­ance on the po­ten­tial im­pact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit says pas­sen­gers will be re­spon­si­ble for en­sur­ing their tick­ets are ‘suf­fi­cient to cover pos­si­ble dis­rup­tion’. It means some Eurostar and Euro­tun­nel cus­tomers may be tempted to buy more ex­pen­sive change­able fares rather than cheaper fixed tick­ets. They could also de­cide to take out in­surance, says the doc­u­ment. There are fears a no-deal Brexit could lead to long de­lays at bor­ders and dis­rup­tion to ser­vices.

The Gov­ern­ment also warned the UK will lose free trade agree­ments with more than 70 non-EU coun­tries if it leaves with­out a deal. The coun­tries ac­count for 12 per cent of the UK’s to­tal trade.

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