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A Brexit without agreement would lead the United Kingdom to suffer shortages of food and medicine

August 18, 2019

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters / EP) –

The United Kingdom will have to face a stage of shortage of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without agreement, due to the jamming of the ports and the establishment of a possible 'hard' border in Ireland, according to a series of documents officials that have been published this Sunday by the British newspaper 'Sunday Times'.

According to the report by the Cabinet Office, 85 percent of the trucks that use the main crossings of the canal could “not be ready” for French customs, which would cause this shortage of goods could extend up to three months.

On the other hand, the Government considers that a 'hard' border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is “probable”, as current plans to avoid widespread controls will be unsustainable.

“Under the code name of Operation Yellowhammer, the dossier offers a look at the covert planning that the Government is carrying out to avoid a catastrophic collapse in the country's infrastructure,” the Times reported.

“The file, marked as 'sensitive' and that requires a security authorization to know it, is notable because it offers the most complete evaluation of the UK's preparation for a Brexit without agreement,” he added.

The United Kingdom is heading towards a constitutional crisis, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly promised to leave the block on October 31 without an agreement, unless the European Union agrees to review the terms of the divorce.