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For those of you who, like me, don't normally get the Sunday Times, these are the key points of Operation Yellowhammer. This is is what the Govt thinks is likely, not the worst case. The Govt is choosing to do this to the British people:

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a hard border in Ireland will happen risking protests, road blockages & direct action

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logjams from months of border delays could affect fuel distribution & disrupt the fuel supply in London & the South East

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< 85% of lorries using the main Channel crossings may not be ready for French customs causing delays of 2.5 days

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significant disruption at ports will last up to 3 months & after that the flow will improve to 50 - 75% of the current rate

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petrol imports will be set at 0% (a voluntary Govt decision) which will "inadvertently" (how can it be inadvertent when it's deliberate?) cause 2 oil refineries to close w 2k job losses, widespread strikes & disruptions to fuel availability

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there will be passenger delays at EU airports, St Pancras, Eurotunnel, & Dover

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medical supplies will be vulnerable to severe extended delays as 75% of medicines enter the UK via the Channel ports

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the availability of fresh food will be reduced & prices will rise, hitting vulnerable groups

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potential clashes between UK & EEA fishing vessels - 282 vessels likely to sail illegally in British waters on Brexit day

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protests across the UK may require significant police resources

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rising costs will hit social care with smaller providers impacted within 2 - 3 months & larger providers 4 - 6 months after Brexit

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Gibraltar will face delays of >4 hours on the border with Spain with damaging consequences for its economy

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there is a risk that 100,000's of people will lose access to clean drinking water because of a failure in the chemical supply chain.

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That's just the headlines. There are 4 more pages of closely-typed detail.

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Not only that, huge sums are being spent across Whitehall on #operationyellowhammer - another tweet reports Foreign Office officials saying it's 20% of their budget
And for icing on the cake, try reading @castlvillageman on the real life effects of No Deal for people living on the Irish border. It's a chilling thread.

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