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France preparing for no-deal Brexit ‘just in case’

France preparing for no-deal Brexit ‘just in case’
PARIS: France is preparing support measures for sectors that would be impacted by a no-deal Brexit “just in case” negotiations fall through, European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune said...

Top Story September 18, 2020 PARIS: France is preparing support measures for sectors that would be impacted by a no-deal Brexit “just in case” negotiations fall through, European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune said on Thursday.Beaune said a deal would not be sought at all costs, however.France, in the meanwhile, was preparing support measures for sectors such as fishing and tourism, said Beaune.Beaune said that if the legislation was a negotiating tactic known as madman theory—which seeks to scare adversaries into submission by giving off an air of dangerous recklessness—“it won’t work” in the face of European unity.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had full confidence negotiations would avoid a “no-deal” Brexit even as talks are deadlocked.And on Monday, British lawmakers gave their initial approval to a controversial bill that overrides parts of the divorce treaty agreed with Brussels last year.

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