Varadkar: Plan B is no deal, and we’re all preparing for that’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that although Ireland would be open to an extension for the House of Commons to ratify the deal, there is no plan B.
“Plan B is no deal, and we’re all preparing for that, and we’ve all been preparing for that since the referendum, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen,” he said.
“Bear in mind this has to be ratified by both the House of Commons and European Parliament, we can be pretty confident it will be ratified in the European Parliament, the House of Commons, we’ll see over the next couple of days.
“If the House of Commons does vote yes that will put us in a position to stand down our no deal preparations, but we won’t stop them entirely as there is always an outside chance something could go wrong, so we could stand them down but not abandon them.”

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