Brexit: Labour urges Parliament recall after no-deal Brexit papers released
Labour wants MPs to return to Parliament to scrutinise the government's plans for no-deal.
Publishing the information, he added, would"contravene the law" and"offend against basic principles of fairness".Image copyrightImage captionDominic Cummings was one of those named in the request to release communicationsThe government sought to resist the publication of the Operation Yellowhammer document, but lost a vote on the issue in the Commons on Monday, prior to the suspension of Parliament, so it was compelled to do so.
The six-page document, dated 2 August, warns of disruption at Dover and other channel crossings for at least three months, an increased risk of public disorder and some shortages of fresh food.'Food price rises'On food, the document says certain types of fresh food supply"will decrease" and"critical dependencies for the food chain" such as key ingredients"may be in shorter supply".
It says these factors would not lead to overall food shortages"but will reduce the availability and choice of products and will increase price, which could impact vulnerable groups".Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionIt's been a fairly extraordinary few days in the House of Commons
The document also says low-income groups"will be disproportionately affected by any price rises in food and fuel".The flow of cross-Channel goods could face"significant disruption lasting up to six months"."Unmitigated, this will have an impact on the supply of medicines and medical supplies," it says.
"The reliance of medicines and medical products' supply chains on the short straits crossing make them particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays."'Official, sensitive'The document also warns of potential clashes if foreign fishing vessels enter British territorial waters on the day after the UK's departure and says economic difficulties could be"exacerbated" by flooding or a flu pandemic this winter.
BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said some of the scenarios outlined were"stark", but ministers were insisting the paper was not a prediction about what will happen.The document, which, until now, was categorised as"official, sensitive", is not an official cabinet paper. It dates from 10 days after Mr Johnson became prime minister.
Retailers said the document confirmed what they have been saying will happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics."Fresh food availability will decrease, consumer choice will decrease, and prices will rise," Helen Dickinson of the British Retail Consortium said.
And the British Medical Association described the Yellowhammer file as"alarming" and that it confirmed its warnings about no-deal, including the threat of medical supply shortages.MPs voted on Monday to order the release of all internal correspondence and communications, including e-mails, texts and WhatsApp messages, between nine No 10 advisers relating to Parliament's suspension.
But the government has said it will not comply with the MPs' request, citing potential legal breaches of data protection and employment rights.This is not an"old" Yellowhammer assessment, as was claimed by the government in August.It is from the latest internal no-deal planning, from August, from well within the time of Boris Johnson's administration.
The government hopes that its recent efforts will change some of the most concerning aspects of what is titled a"reasonable worst case assumptions" document, but they are yet to be able to make those changes.Everything hinges on the core assumption made about disruption to freight traffic across the Channel - that over half would be stuck for up to two and a half days.
Those assumptions on trade flow have improved recently, but are still poor, and enough to have several highly concerning consequences, from fresh food supply, to stability in Northern Ireland, to social care providers and supplies of medicines for people and animals.
I have also been assured that a widely circulated version of this document, from the same day, had the phrase"base scenario".It is somewhat confusing that there can be a base case of a worst case planning assumption.In any event, these are the real, plausible short-term shocks from a no-deal Brexit.
The section on Northern Ireland is particularly concerning. In many respects it is incredible to have such a list of the plausible consequences of what is government policy.It is not difficult to see why the government resisted its release. It is unlikely to improve the mood of an already sceptical Commons.
But it is really the first tangible, quotable, warts and all assessment of what Whitehall fears could be around the corner.Mr Gove said the legal advice received by Mr Johnson before requesting the prorogation of Parliament was in the public domain after being disclosed as part of the ongoing court cases, but there was no justification for the"far broader" information being sought.
"To name individuals without any regard for their rights or the consequences of doing so goes far beyond any reasonable right of Parliament under this procedure."These individuals have no right of reply, and the procedure used fails to afford them any of the protections that would properly be in place.
"It offends against basic principles of fairness and the Civil Service duty of care towards its employees," he said.Please upgrade your browserYour guide to Brexit jargonUse the list below or select a button Read more: BBC News (UK) »
Keir_Starmer Recalled to achive nothing again? What for? How about labour stop being cowards and call for a general election instead of making demands, oh wait I know, because they are going to lose! But we don't want an election as we will lose Why don't the MPs use this period to go back to there constituents to reinforce the view of the people they supposedly represent and vote acvordingly
Labour need to stop running from the people and have an election....they are a disgrace! At the same time MPs should have a vote to force Jeremy Corbyn explain why he tried to HIDE TERRORIST ceremony Wreathgate' trip from Parliament' Keir Starmer needs to have every senior remainer and their advisors hand over any correspondence held between them and any EU official.
Anybody out there know why Starmer was given a Knighthood What a pathetic man no sense of honour or democracy Everyone is lying❗️ ℹ️ts a shame as you can’t trust anyone with the brexit facts. Yellowhammer Brexitvote ParliamentShutdown BBC 'News' doesn't want an IndependentBritain so BBC News always biased: spreading non stop fear and negativity. Why?
Viewers urge BBC and Sky to stop giving these anti independence politicians so much coverage with their false messages of doom. Now that we have seen the worst case is anyone going to publish the best case so that people can make a fair and balanced decision as to what they think will happen? Haha 2.5 days delay on goods that would be on the Europe side hence Europe delaying mmmmm...
Stop brexit the EUROSTAR from London could have delays.. really an issue for the majority of the country an over kill of a headline They have had 3 years. Need an election to get rid of thse utter rubbish MPs I wish the BBC was impartial Yep operation yellowhammer has some paragraphs missing. Ya know the ones! Like a plague of locus will infest the country and all the hurricanes will divert to the country away from the Caribbean anyone would have thought we’re incapable to cope the 6th largest economy in world
Yet again remoaners dnt get their own so way or answers they seek so demanding shit till they get the answer they want 🤔 Its ok .. they want to negotiate a return to parliament and then they will campaign to remain on holiday.. Easily sort with an election, but Labour or the BBC don't want one. They will get another peoples vote they disagree with.
...this may be prudent... BIASED BBC The 'Fool' previously known as Kier Starmer once again is trying to whip up hysteria about a risk assessment report which is used on any project & is used to negate problems not stop the project. Please no more pontificating fools let's have a break until October bored to death of being told how stupid I was to vote and how they are ignoring us for our own good especially by flip flop Labour Party
A paper by a remoaner majority government who from the start refused to carry out the democratic wishes of the people because of their own self vested interests in the Eu. If these incompetent frauds can not sort the basic logistics of self governing the whole lot needs to go. Do me a favour labour.... go and do one, sick and tied of you always complaining, your pathetic...
will Scotland & Ireland continue with being part of Europe, as they have already voted for this unanimously Brexit requires a single vote after the 19th September - Theresa May's deal or no-deal if voted down. When will people realise it says what COULD happen Not what WILL happen. More scaremongering Brexit is destroying some of the very best of what Britain is. Democracy, the rule of law, the truth, fair play.
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