EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 1:43 pm, 5th March 2019

My hon. Friend is absolutely right, although I must say that we started some of our planning well before then. However, it is certainly the case that last summer, as we saw the progress in the negotiations, the Government stepped up their preparations for no deal, as any responsible Government should. It is quite extraordinary that the Labour party seems to believe that we can just wave a wand and take no deal off the table. We have voted to leave the European Union, and we will either leave the European Union with a deal or without a deal, or we will reverse Brexit. Those are the only three options.