UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS – BREAKING NEWS) — Britain will face a shortage of fuel, food and medicine if it exits the European Union without a transitional agreement, leaked government documents show the Sunday Times, a move that would cause ports and tight border controls in Ireland.
The newspaper said the forecasts compiled by the cabinet identified the most likely effects of Brexit without an agreement, not the worst-case scenario.
The forecast said that 85 percent of trucks using the main crossings on the banks of the English Channel “may not be ready” to pay French customs duties, which means that unrest in ports may last for up to three months before the movement of goods to improve.
The government also believes movement restrictions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are likely to be imposed as current plans to avoid expanded inspections will prove unsustainable, the newspaper said.
The report, prepared by the Cabinet Office this month, gave a rare glimpse into the government’s secret plans to avoid a catastrophic collapse of the country’s infrastructure, the newspaper said.
“The dossier, which has an official-sensitive classification, which means that access to it requires a security clearance, is very important because it is the most comprehensive assessment of Britain’s readiness to leave the EU without agreement.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due this week to tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British parliament cannot stop his country’s exit from the European Union.
Johnson is under pressure from politicians from across Britain’s political spectrum to prevent its withdrawal without arrangements, and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn vowed a few days ago to overthrow Johnson’s government in early September to delay the country’s exit from the bloc.
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