Operation Chaos: Whitehall’s secret no‑deal Brexit preparations leaked
The Sunday Times obtains the government’s classified ‘Yellowhammer’ report in full
Britain faces shortages of fuel, food and medicine, a three-month meltdown at its ports, a hard border with Ireland and rising costs in social care in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to an unprecedented leak of government documents that lay bare the gaps in contingency planning.
The documents, which set out the most likely aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit rather than worst-case scenarios, have emerged as the UK looks increasingly likely to crash out of the EU without a deal.
Compiled this month by the Cabinet Office under the codename Operation Yellowhammer, the dossier offers a rare glimpse into the covert planning being carried out by the government to avert a catastrophic collapse in the nation’s infrastructure.
The rest of the Times' article is behind a paywall, but the BBC has some of the bullet points:
Interestingly the original Times article say these are not worst-case scenarios, but rather the most likely outcomes. The BBC article, which is based off the Times' article, instead says these are worst-case scenarios. The Huffingtom Post says: "The Times said the forecasts compiled by the Cabinet Office set out the most likely aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit rather than the worst case scenarios." Why does the BBC say otherwise, I wonder?