United Kingdom government publishes no-deal Brexit scenarios predicting disorder

UK Govt Comes Up With Worst Case Scenario Plan For Hard Brexit

UK Govt Comes Up With Worst Case Scenario Plan For Hard Brexit

He added: "And while the document is identical to the leaked version over a month ago, the government has appeared to have changed the title from a base case scenario to "reasonable worst-case".

Traffic queues could affect fuel deliveries, disrupting supplies in London and south-east England, and panic buying could cause shortages in other parts of the country, it said.

The paper also described major disruption for travellers between Britain and the European Union, uncertainty for United Kingdom citizens living in Europe, and said attempts to maintain an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland would probably fail. It also said a no-deal exit could trigger major protests and even riots.

"In reality we will certainly be ready for a no-deal Brexit if we have to do it and I stress again that's not where we intend to end up".

"We're spending the money on doing lots of things to mitigate those assumptions", Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told the BBC, noting there were daily meetings to prepare for no deal.

Asked if he was anxious about a No Deal Brexit, he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'As long as we get satisfactory answers and progress on how the operating model for customs clearance is going to work, and communicate that to the logistics haulage industry, I am pretty confident that we can avoid disruption in Kent'.

He said "accelerated progress" had been made since the Yellowhammer report was drafted on August 2. He refused a separate request to make public the advice of government advisers about the suspension of parliament. "There might also be a rise in public disorder and community tensions".

After suffering six defeats in the House of Commons in as many days, Johnson suspended Parliament for five weeks until October 14, sparking outrage among legislators and several legal challenges.

The U.K. Supreme Court is set to consider next week whether the shutdown should be reversed, after conflicting rulings in lower courts.

A Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that the suspension was unlawful, prompting calls for lawmakers to return to work.

Mr Johnson insists he suspended Parliament so that he can launch a fresh domestic agenda at a new session next month. He said he had "absolutely not" misled the queen - whose formal approval was needed to suspend Parliament - about his motives.

He said that although Mr Gove had "previously dismissed the documents as old" they had been revealed to have been "drafted up" after Boris Johnson took office.

Those are the assumptions that my Government communicated to the Government in London at the time that we were facing a no deal Brexit initially on the 29th of March of this year. The document makes clear the severe implications for the human rights of people in the United Kingdom, and UK nationals in the EU.

Judge Bernard McCloskey ruled that the "claim and counterclaim, assertion and counter-assertion, allegation and denial, blow and counter-blow" of the raging Brexit arguments belonged in the world of politics, not law.

"It is unprecedented", said MP Dominic Grieve, who was expelled from the ruling Conservatives last week for voting against the government over the issue.

Meanwhile in Brussels, EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said there was "no reason to be optimistic" about striking any divorce deal with Britain before a crucial October 17-18 EU summit.

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