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Priti Patel comes under fire for no-deal Brexit comments

Priti Patel.

By: Sarwar Alam

Priti Patel MP, a prominent Brexiteer, has come under pressure over her suggestion that potential food shortages between borders could be used as leverage to secure a better deal from the EU, ahead of a crucial vote in the UK Parliament next week over prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Patel, one of the most vocal Conservative Party MPs opposed to May’s deal, was reacting to a leaked UK government report indicating that there could be food shortages in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It said the economic impact on Ireland would be worse than in the…

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