Leaked Documents Show Brexit Could Cause “Catastrophic Collapse”
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FEATURING LUKE READER – Britain’s Sunday Times has leaked a government document outlining the worst-case scenario in case of a no-deal Brexit with the European Union. The document was apparently compiled by the Cabinet office and named “Operation Yellowhammer.” It concludes that there would be “catastrophic” damage to Britain’s economy and infrastructure in the weeks and months following a hard exit.
European Union officials have already rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s appeal to re-visit his predecessor Theresa May’s negotiations for a Brexit deal. The deadline to negotiate a deal or leave without one is the end of October.
Luke Reader, teaches in the Department of History at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.