No-deal Brexit worst-case scenario will see food choices reduced, says UK document

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LONDON — The U.K. will face a reduction in the availability and choice of food, pushing up prices in a Brexit “worst-case” scenario, according to a U.K. government document published Wednesday.

The government released a five-page “Operation Yellowhammer” summary, after MPs voted to force its release on Monday using an ancient parliamentary device known as a Humble Address.

The Operation Yellowhammer document said: “The UK reverts fully to third country status. The relationship between the UK and the EU as a whole is unsympathetic, with many [member states] (under pressure from the Commission) unwilling to engage bilaterally and implementing protections unilaterally.”

In a letter to former Attorney General Dominic Grieve and Labour MP Hilary Benn, who spearheaded the cross-party effort to get the document published, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, who is in charge of no-deal planning, said he had provided the “most recent complete iteration” of the governments no-deal planning assumptionRead More – Source

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