The weekend publication by the Sunday Times newspaper of a leaked “no deal” Brexit study by a group of government officials in London seems to have spooked more than a few commentators and politicians in the UK. Even allowing for exaggerated reporting by the British and international press, based on the alarming predictions in the worse-case “Armageddon” scenario, one suspects that all but the most ardent Eurosceptics may have been shocked by what they read. The arcana of interstate free trade and customs agreements may be one thing, but this:
Britain would be hit with shortages of medicine, fuel and food within a fortnight if the UK tries to leave the European Union without a deal, according to a Doomsday Brexit scenario drawn up by senior civil servants for David Davis.
Whitehall has begun contingency planning for the port of Dover to collapse “on day one” if Britain crashes out…
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