Sajid Javid calls for £1.2bn to prepare cops and border force for No Deal Brexit

SAJID Javid demanded the Chancellor release £1.2 billion for police and border force to prepare for a No Deal.

In a bitter Cabinet bust-up the Home Secretary accused the Treasury of failing to release money to help his department get ready for a ‘cliff edge’ EU exit.


Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid has demanded the Chancellor keep on the extra police and border staff hired before the original Brexit date[/caption]

And he followed it up by sending a four paragraph demand to the Chancellor within minutes of the meeting ending yesterday.

He insisted extra police and border staff hired before the original Brexit deadline of March 29 need to be kept on.

Sources claimed the Home Office had already received £480 million of £2 billion released by the Treasury for 2019-2020. One said: “Sajid appears to be trying to score some political points.”

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay had earlier warned Cabinet they were “sleepwalking” towards a No Deal. And he urged the Chancellor Philip Hammond to do more to help Britain prepare.

The call was met with strong opposition from Business Secretary Greg Clark and Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd.

Ms Rudd – warned that spending on No Deal had “consequences” as it meant no money for other causes.

She said: “For example I want to see more money spent on child poverty and to improve housing and to boost education.

“So when we think about the costs of preparing for No Deal we should consider the priorities we all came into politics to talk about and change.”

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Chancellor Philip Hammond was urged to do more to help prepare for the event of a No Deal Brexit[/caption]


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