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Whitehall’s ‘potty’ plan to keep NI lights on if no Brexit dealUpdated11 Jul 3:06pm

Whitehall’s ‘potty’ plan to keep NI lights on if no Brexit deal

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Flotilla of barges with energy generators would be sent to Northern Ireland if UK crashes out of the EU A flotilla of barges would be sent to the coast of Northern Ireland with energy generators after Brexit to keep the region’s lights on in the event of no deal, according to reports on Wednesday. The scheme, which has been described as “potty” by business leaders in Northern Ireland, is said to be part of contingency planning by Whitehall mandarins in case the UK crashes out of the EU, smashing Ireland’s all-island electricity supply in its wake.
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