Tory minister faces backlash for now telling firms they need to "adapt" as extra border checks will squeeze their bottom line.
The Brexiteer minister insisted "businesses are used to the cost of doing business".
Even Andrea Leadsom admitted that the point was a "very fair challenge".
The Tory frontbencher made the bizarre comment in the Commons.
Brexiteer keeps the faith on BBC Newsnight special that hears from one business that spells out how much leaving the EU has cost it.
Works needed to save the Houses of Parliament could even last up to 76 years if MPs stay in the building.
Conservatives have been accused of reverting to "the dark days of sleaze".
Former Commons speaker hits back at claims from senior parliamentary official David Leakey, who was Black Rod.
The 19-year-old was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car outside a US military base in Northamptonshire in August last year.
The last plane to arrive directly from Wuhan to the UK landed just after 6pm on Wednesday – and all others have been suspended.