UK Brexit Report Spells Out No-Deal Dangers
According to a five-page planning report published by the British government yesterday, a no-deal withdrawal from the European Union could lead to higher prices for food and fuel, a potential six-month disruption in medical supplies, as well as widespread public discontent. While details of the so-called Yellowhammer document had been leaked earlier, Parliament compelled the government this week to release it nearly in full.
Is danger on the horizon? While authorities claim these “reasonable worst case planning assumptions” are outdated, the opposition Labour Party is urging a return of the suspended Parliament to review the risks — which would disproportionately affect low-income citizens.