October 23, 2018 / 5:31 PM / a year ago

UK looking at chartering ships to ferry in supplies in no-deal Brexit: FT

FILE PHOTO - British and EU flags are seen prior to the arrival of British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, ahead of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

(Reuters) - Britain is looking at chartering ships to ferry in critical food and medicines in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit next March, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

The move was greeted with disbelief at a stormy meeting of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet, the newspaper reported.

Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Alison Williams

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