U.K. Minister Dismisses ‘Scaremongering’ Over Leaked Brexit Report

LONDON (Reuters) -
Newly appointed Britain’s Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng. (Reuters/Henry Nicholls)

British Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Sunday dismissed concerns over potential food, fuel and drug shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit as scaremongering.

“I think there’s a lot of scaremongering around and a lot of people are playing into ‘Project Fear’ … we’ve got to prepare for no deal,” Kwarteng told Sky News when asked about leaked government documents outlining the potential shortages.

“We will be fully prepared to leave without a deal on October 31.”