The Yellowhammer documents warn of social unrest if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal [Hannah McKay/Reuters]
The British government’s plans for a “no-deal” Brexit highlight “severe risks” including disruption to supplies of medicine and fresh food that could unleash protests and public disorder.
“Operation Yellowhammer” – government documents outlining worst-case scenarios of crashing out of the European Union without an agreement – was published on Wednesday by the government of Boris Johnson and forms the basis of its planning.
It analyses the negative consequences if the UK leaves the EU on October 31 without a divorce deal.
The plan said that public and business readiness for such an outcome would likely be low, in part because