December 7, 2018 / 7:54 AM / in 5 months

Irish economy could fall seven percent in no-deal Brexit - Times cites leaked UK document

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Ireland's Prime Minister, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attend a bilateral meeting during the informal summit of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

LONDON (Reuters) - Leaked British government papers indicate Ireland could face food shortages and a 7 percent drop in gross domestic product if the United Kingdom leaves the European without a deal, The Times newspaper reported on Friday.

The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29 yet Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to get her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Sarah Young

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