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Theresa May wants us all to start prepping for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Apparently the 'have your cake and eat it too' policy isn't going down so well in Brussels

Okay, it's in the news every week anyway – but now we've got seventy Brexit announcements to be released in weekly 'bundles' to look forward to, as well as whatever other spontaneous Brexit news comes up.

What it means: The government is beginning to seriously prepare for a 'no-deal' Brexit – where we have no special arrangements with the EU whatsoever, and just trade like any other country. They think we should be prepping too, the Times reports.

The EU's already said they're not on board with the deal Theresa May presented to them after Chequers. Now, all the various big international organisations like the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development are releasing papers with escalating estimations of how much a 'no-deal' Brexit would hurt the EU and/or the UK... but it may be no use if the two parties can't agree on an alternative.

Businesses who only trade with the EU are being told to start prepping what customs declarations could look like. The UK Health Alliance is talking about stockpiling medicines in case a no-deal situation cuts off supplies temporarily. People are going to be asked to start thinking about alternative health insurance agreements if they go abroad as they won't be covered by the EU scheme anymore.

It's all happening.

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