Documents and reports released by Government state risks including rising public disorder and panic-buying across the country over food and medicine shortages. “Operation Yellowhammer” a research program cited by the government documenting the worst-case scenarios of a “no-deal” Brexit was published on Wednesday by Boris Johnson’s government, forming the basis of their planning for post-Brexit scenarios. The document analyses some of the negative consequences if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without any divorce deal. According to the plan, public and business readiness for such a situation would likely to be low, in part because of the continued political confusion and tension in the run-up to Brexit day.
Trucks and commercial vehicles might have to wait up to two-and-a-half days to cross the English Channel, British citizens would be subjected to vigorous immigration checks at the EU border posts.
“Certain types of fresh food supply will decrease, and there is a risk that panic-buying will cause or exacerbate food supply disruption,” according to the report.Gibraltar, a British territory would be particularly worst affected because of the imposition of checks at its border with Spain. Fishing areas with non-British vessels still active in British waters will flare up disputes, “there may also be a rise in public disorder and community tensions”, said the assessment. The documents were made public after Legislators in Parliament passed a motion to force British Prime Minister Johnson’s government to do so. The documents conclude the “severe risks” of a no-deal Brexit, the Brexit spokesperson of the opposition Labour Party said on Wednesday.”It is also now more important than ever that Parliament is recalled and has the opportunity to scrutinize these documents and take all steps necessary to stop no deal,” Keir Starmer said on Wednesday.