Newspaper houses stockpiling ink and newsprint against Brexit

British newspaper houses, amid the political chaos of Brexit filling their column inches, are now having to ensure the country’s drive to leave the European Union doesn’t leave them without enough paper and ink. Publishers and paper manufacturers are stockpiling newsprint, ink and other supplies in case the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. They want to avoid potential supply disruptions and to hedge against the risk that imported goods become more expensive if the pound weakens further. Publishers join supermarkets, manufacturers and others in stocking up, with the political system paralysed over Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to get her Brexit agreement with the EU through Parliament intensified concerns from executives that the planned withdrawal on March 29 will be disorderly.

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