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19 Aug 2019

EU freedom of movement “will end” on day one of no-deal Brexit

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

Britain will be ready to leave the EU by 31st October with or without a deal, Boris Johnson claimed again today, despite the emergence of a leaked government document – called Operation Yellowhammer, and named after the bird – warning about the potential consequences.

Meanwhile his Home Secretary Priti Patel was spelling out exactly what that No deal outcome might mean – border restrictions to be imposed the moment Brexit happens.

Opponents said that idea was ‘completely detached from reality.’