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Revealed: The 'reasonable worst case' if EU talks collapse
a) Dead people? The flow rates of medicines and medical products will be reduced which will impact the supply of medicines and medical products across the UK.
b) Martial law? There will be a rise in public disorder and community tensions. Protests and counter-protests will take place across the UK and absorb significant amounts of police resources.
c) Cod wars? EU and UK fisherfolk will clash over lost access to their historic fishing grounds. There will be a significant uplift in illegal fishing activities.
d) Dead people/illegal immigrants? The competing demands on the UK government and devolved administration maritime agencies and their assets will put maritime security enforcement and response capabilities at risk.
e) Hungry people? There will be a reduction in the food supply, especially of certain fresh products. Critically, the food supply chain will also suffer.
f) Hungry people? Low-income groups will be disproportionately affected by any price rises in food and fuel.
g) Sick people? Border delays, tariffs, and new regulatory barriers will result in the disruption of the supply of critical chemicals used in the UK leading to the disruption of essential services such as food, energy, water, and medicine. Economic factors could result in some chemicals suppliers reducing operations or closing.
h) Job losses? Border delays will lead to local fuel shortages.
i) Sick animals/dead people? The reduction in the supply of medicines for UK veterinary use will reduce your ability to prevent and control disease outbreaks, with potentially detrimental impacts for animal health and welfare, the environment, wider food safety/availability, and zoonotic disease control which can directly impact human health.
j) Job losses? Trucks traveling to the EU are not ready for new border controls. This will reduce flow across the short channel crossing, leading to queues of trucks in Kent and delays of up to two days or more.
k) Terrorist attacks? The transition from internal security cooperation with the EU to non-EU mechanisms will not be smooth and seamless and will result in a mutual reduction in the capability to tackle crime and terrorism.
l) Chaos? Around one in 20 local authorities are at risk of financial collapse as a result of higher service demand.
There are plenty of other risks identified in the document.
"All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia" Orwell
E l/r -10 : L/A -7.64