EU ‘READY’ FOR NO-DEAL BREXIT

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BRUS­SELS — The Euro­pean Union is con­tin­u­ing with con­tin­gency plan­ning in or­der to man­age Bri­tain’s with­drawal from the bloc in the event the Bri­tish Par­lia­ment next week re­jects a Brexit deal, a se­nior EU of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day.

“We need to see what’s the out­come of dis­cus­sion in UK Par­lia­ment,” Euro­pean Com­mis­sion vice pres­i­dent Valdis Dom­brovskis told re­porters.

“We are pre­par­ing for the deal. We have agreed on the deal with the gov­ern­ment. We are mak­ing sure that it can be im­ple­mented — and in par­al­lel we have done some con­tin­gency plan­ning also.”

Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May agreed to a with­drawal deal with EU lead­ers last week but faces de­feat in Par­lia­ment.

— Reuters.

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