UK minister dismisses ‘scaremongering’ over leaked Brexit report


FILE PHOTO: Newly appointed Britain’s Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – British energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Sunday dismissed concerns over potential food, fuel and drug shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit as scaremongering.

“I think there’s a lot of scaremongering around and a lot of people are playing into ‘Project Fear’ … we’ve got to prepare for no deal,” Kwarteng told Sky News when asked about leaked government documents outlining the potential shortages.

“We will be fully prepared to leave without a deal on October 31.”

Reporting by William James; Editing by David Goodman

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