No-deal Brexit ‘would overwhelm local emergency teams’

Posted by on May 21, 2020 1:00 am
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Leaked report warns local disaster planning already exhausted by coronavirus crisis

Preparing for the impact of a no-deal Brexit later this year would overwhelm local emergency response teams exhausted by the Covid-19 pandemic, a leaked Whitehall report has warned.

A review by a committee set up to review the response to coronavirus said failing to seek an extension to Brexit negotiations threatened to “compound Covid-19 with a second UK societal-wide, economic and social, chronic threat”.

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