MINISTERS have considerably hiked their prediction of how lengthy border chaos would final below a no deal Brexit from six weeks to 6 months. The g
MINISTERS have considerably hiked their prediction of how lengthy border chaos would final below a no deal Brexit from six weeks to 6 months.
The grim revision got here after contemporary evaluation of visitors flows if the busy Dover-Calais crossing will get logjammed by new customs checks.
Ministers declare border chaos may final for six months within the case of a No Deal Brexit[/caption]
It was revealed by the Well being Secretary Matt Hancock yesterday in a letter to hospitals and pharmaceutical firms yesterday.
Dubbing six months of delays because the worst case state of affairs, the Cupboard minister used it to warn them to ramp up their emergency planning and drugs stockpiling.
Mr Hancock instructed them: “Though we can not know precisely what every member state will do with respect to checks on the EU border, the cross-Authorities planning assumptions have been revised so we are able to put together for the potential impacts
“These impacts are prone to be felt totally on the brief straits crossings into Dover and Folkestone.
Matt Hancock warned that emergency planning and drugs stockpiling must be ramped up[/caption]
“The revised cross-Authorities planning assumptions present that there shall be considerably lowered entry throughout the brief straits, for as much as six months.”
The Authorities is urgent on with no deal planning regardless of sealing a cope with the EU in case it’s thrown out by the Home of Commons in a landmark vote on Tuesday.
Mr Hancock additionally yesterday revealed he’s chartering planes to fly in emergency provides of medication below a no deal state of affairs.
Medicines may be given precedence entry by means of gridlocked ports, and chemists may implement medication rationing, he added.
Round 90 per cent of drugs is available in by means of Dover the place Mr Hancock is giving medicines precedence at gridlocked ports[/caption]
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About 90 per cent of medicines imported by the UK and the Republic of Eire are available in by means of Dover.
Brexiteer Tory MP Andrew Bridgen instantly leaped on the revisions as “Venture Concern on steroids”, coming so near the vote.
However No10 hit again to insist it “flatly rejects” the accusation.
The PM’s official spokesman mentioned: “All that is is the actions of a accountable authorities”.
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