A no-deal Brexit could result in thousands of job losses, disrupted medical supplies, and public disorder, according to newly-released UK government documents.
Parliament voted to force the government to publish the document on Monday, an earlier version of which had been leaked to the Sunday Times in August.
Ministers insisted the document represented a “worst-case scenario.”
Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said: “It is completely irresponsible for the government to have tried to ignore these stark warnings and prevent the public from seeing the evidence.”
A no-deal Brexit could result in rising food and fuel prices, disrupted medical supplies, and public disorder in the UK, according to secret documents which parliament forced the government to publish on Wednesday.
A five-page planning document detailing the government’s “planning assumptions” was released under Operation Yellowhammer, the government’s no-deal Brexit plan, after opposition Members of Parliament passed a motion on Monday compelling it to do so.
The document suggests a no-deal Brexit could mean:
A hard border in Ireland, despite the UK claiming not to reintroduce any checks.
“Certain types of fresh food” would not not be readily available.
The poorest people in society would be hit the hardest, with “low income groups” likely to be “disproportionately affected by any price …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics