Brussels — Europe is ramping up preparations for the economic blow of a possible “no-deal Brexit”, fearing the political crisis in London has killed off hopes of an orderly divorce. Contingency planning has been underway for months, but Prime Minister Theresa May’s apparent inability to sell any withdrawal deal to parliament has focused minds. EU leaders insist the British economy will be worst hit by a disorderly breakdown in trading ties, but Britain’s neighbours are also braced for disruption. Renewed border controls and regulatory barriers could slow trade and choke ports, and uncertainty hangs over the rights of British citizens living in EU states. A solution may be found, but in the meantime here are some of the key early decisions made in Brussels and key British trading partners. European Commission While EU negotiator Michel Barnier has handled talks with London on the divorce deal, planning for a “no-deal scenario” has fallen to the bloc’s powerful secretary general, Mart...

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