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‘No Armageddon’: No 10 plays down ‘no deal’ Brexit fears

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There will be no "Armageddon" if Britain fails to agree a Brexit deal with the European Union, Downing Street has insisted.

Whitehall officials are reported to have drawn up three different scenarios for a cross-government group preparing for Britain's departure from the EU.

According to the Sunday Times, these include mild and severe scenarios of the UK leaving the bloc without a deal, while a further scenario is known as "Armageddon".

Under this, Britain would run short of medicines, food and fuel within two weeks of Brexit taking effect.

But addressing the claims on Monday, Theresa May's official spokesman said such projections were "completely false".

He added: "We know that none of this will happen. We have always been clear we are planning for all scenarios and we will be fully prepared.

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"We are equally clear that we are working towards a deal because it's in the interests of both sides."

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