Brexit news latest – Shapps says UK is ‘ready for no-deal Brexit’ despite Covid border chaos leaving drivers stranded

DESPITE mounting chaos across the UK transport secretary Grant Shapps has insisted Britain is ‘ready’ for a No Deal Brexit.

Mr Shapps said border chaos meant months-long plans were forced to come to fruition “a little earlier than anticipated”.

He added: “To a large extent, it shows we are ready.”

Yet last night, hopes of a trade deal soared amid claims the EU had reduced demands for a fishing transition period from ten years to five.”

With a new strain of the killer disease effectively cancelling Christmas for millions in the UK, vast swathes of Europe have closed their borders with Britain in the hope of containing the virus.

This has led to widespread fears of food shortages in shops as good struggle to enter the country.

And with a no deal Brexit now just 10 days away, Boris Johnson has come under enormous pressure to postpone the additional food, border and travel chaos a no deal Brexit would inevitably cause.

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