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No Brexit Deal Is a Scenario U.K. Must Prepare for, Davis Warns

  • May optimistic that divorce deal can be done with EU by 2019
  • Johnson says should go ‘full tilt’ to agree terms with bloc
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U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis told cabinet colleagues to prepare for the possibility of Prime Minister Theresa May failing to reach a divorce deal with her European counterparts in the two years allowed by European Union rules.

Describing talks to quit the bloc as the “most important peacetime operation,” Davis called on government departments to “support a smooth exit from the EU” at the weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday, May’s spokesman Greg Swift told reporters in London.