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- It is planned that the British Army will provide food, medicines and fuel to people across the country if a no-deal brexit is bottlenecking.
- It is feared that it would come to Brexit creating a "doomsday scenario" in the UK.
- Britain will leave the EU on 29 March 201
The British Army has reportedly been prepared to deliver food, medicines and fuel in the event of bottlenecks if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement.
The military would be mobilized to assist civilian authorities when they ran out of helicopter and truck relief supplies. The Sunday Times reported that relief plans were distributed to people across the country.
The contingency plans were all drawn up in case Britain leaves the EU in March without a deal. The Ministry of Defense has not received a formal request for help, but told the Sunday paper that there was "a plan to support the civilian authorities who can be dedusted" when the time comes.
British media have reported a "doomsday scenario" that has emerged in recent months from a no-deal Brexit. Britain will leave the EU on 29 March 2019 and negotiations with the EU still seem to be deadlocked.
Government officials have reportedly started "emergency planning" for the port of Dover – the nearest English port to France – "collapse" immediately after Britain's exit from the EU.
It is also feared that in a few days in supermarkets and hospitals food and medicines went out. Brexit secretary Dominic Raab promised earlier this week to ensure that food supplies were "adequate".
Health Minister Matt Hancock also said last week that the government is preparing medicines and blood supplies in case there is no deal. An unnamed minister told the Sunday Times, "There is a lot of civil emergency planning around the prospect of none Deal, that does not scare the horses, that's just extremely realistic. "
A no-deal Brexit could also significantly weaken the value of the pound, and "plausibly beat one percent or about one percent of growth next year," said Vicky Redwood, global economist at Capital Economics.
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