Theresa May pushes forward £2bn no-deal Brexit preparations

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PM wants cabinet to focus on contingency plan as ministers explore alternatives to her deal

Planning for a no-deal Brexit is expected to be ramped up this week with up to £2bn to be allocated to government departments after the cabinet signs off on the contingency plans at its weekly meeting on Tuesday.

Theresa May wants the increasingly serious no-deal preparations to dominate the Brexit discussion at cabinet, even though ministers worried about the stalled negotiations with Brussels are openly canvassing alternatives.

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