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    UK to Kick-Start No-Deal Brexit Preparations Due to Deadlock Situation

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    UK Cabinet agreed on Tuesday to intensify efforts to get ready for a Brexit no-deal scenario, following the delay of the Parliament's meaningful vote until mid-January, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May Monday.

    Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay stated Tuesday that British businesses must prioritize preparations for UK's withdrawal from the EU without a deal. 

    "The government's priority remains to secure a deal, but we need to recognize with 14 weeks to go, that a responsible government is preparing for the eventuality that we leave without a deal," he noted.

    To facilitate the preparation process, British companies will receive a 100-plus page online pack.

    Barclay's statement comes after Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled his proposal to launch a no-confidence vote in UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who stated earlier on Monday that the parliament would not vote on Brexit earlier than the third week of January — more than a month after it was initially arranged.

    READ MORE: UK Government Steps Up Planning for No-Deal Brexit — May's Spokesman

    On the same day, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said that the UK government has stepped up preparations for leaving the European Union without a deal.

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