There are those who argue that we should leave the European Union on the 29th March 2019 with no deal at all. However this may cause significant economic uncertainty in parts of our country who can least afford to bear the burden.
Be in no doubt, a 'No-Deal' Brexit is a possible eventuality if the Withdrawal Agreement does not pass the House of Commons. And a responsible government should prepare for all eventualities and this is exactly what Ministers are doing so that we can weather any uncertainty that might accompany such an outcome.
Each Department is putting plans in place across a range of issues, working to make sure that airplanes can continue to fly, that movement at the border remains as frictionless as possible and that the NHS has the medicines it needs.