18 Aug 2019

Leaked cabinet document lays out ‘worst possible Brexit scenarios’

Shortages of food and medicine, port delays and a hard Irish border. That is what we should expect if we leave the EU with no deal according to a leaked cabinet document.

Michael Gove, the minister responsible for no deal preparations, said the dossier set out the “worst-case scenario” – and insisted that “very significant steps” have been taken to boost Brexit planning since Boris Johnson moved into Number Ten.

It comes as the Prime Minister prepares for a potential confrontation with EU leaders this week, to try to persuade them to negotiate a new Brexit deal.