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Britain has passed the no-deal Brexit test by repatriating 140,000 Thomas Cook customers, says minister

Britain has passed the no-deal Brexit test by repatriating 140,000 Thomas Cook customers, says minister

Britain is ready to cope with the uncertainties caused by a no-deal Brexit, a Cabinet minister declared on Monday, after the last of 140,000 stranded Thomas Cook customers arrived back in the UK.

On Monday, the final 22 flights of more than 700 chartered by the Government repatriated the final 4,000 passengers to the UK who had been left scattered around the globe due to the company’s collapse last month.

In all the Government chartered 150 aircraft have been used as part of Operation Matterhorn, dubbed the largest peacetime repatriation plan since the Second World War.

The final plane in the air lift landed at 8.30am in Manchester after flying in from Orlando, Florida, completing the plan that…

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