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Brexit no-deal funding ‘too little, too late’, says Portsmouth council leader

Gerald Vernon-Jackson dismisses £9m pledge, saying his council alone has spent £4m preparing the port

The leader of Portsmouth council has called the government’s £9m no-deal funding pledge to councils “too little, too late” and said his own council alone had spent £4m preparing the port for potentially thousands more lorries attempting to exit.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced overnight that it would allocate £9m to councils to help ensure they are staffed to deal with any issues at ports.

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