Labour attacks ‘appalling waste’ as Johnson adds £2.1bn to no-deal fund

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Spending for Brexit preparations increased to stockpile medicines and recruit border officials

The huge cost of a no-deal Brexit was laid bare on Wednesday as the government announced plans to set aside an extra £2.1bn for preparations including stockpiling of medicines, an extra 500 border officials and a public awareness campaign about disruption.

Boris Johnson is ramping up the funding for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October though he claims that reaching a deal with the EU is his preference.

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