Waits of up to 2.5 days at border crossings, delays in the arrival of medicines, decrease in the supply of fresh food, disruptions to financial services, potential fuel shortages – these are just some of the "reasonable worst-case" scenarios if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a Brexit deal on October 31.
And that's not according to Brexit opponents.
The government's conclusions are dubbed in a "Operation Yellowhammer," which was published on Wednesday.
Details of Yellowhammer operation leaked earlier this summer. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he wants to leave the EU by the end of October, no matter what.
And if there is no deal Brexit happens on October 31, the report says some of the impacts could have been worse because of the season: partners and responders. "
The Operation Yellowhammer document, whose findings are current as of August 2, 2019, thus recommends Brexit. This is partly because Brexit remains so unsettled and the future of the EU-UK breakup is so unhappy that it should be ready for the future.
You can read the full text of the Yellowhammer report here. Just one item, no. 15, is redacted, but reporters who saw the original document in August say it has to do with fuel shortages and job losses in that industry.