The British government has published a document called Operation Yellowhammer, or “Tough Brexit,” which presents a scenario for the country's economy in the event of London leaving the European Union without an agreement with Brussels, writes The Guardian, citing the text of the document. It is noted that the most pessimistic scenario is publicized under the pressure of parliamentarians.
The document notes that such a scenario could lead to higher prices for food and fuel, disruption in the supply of drugs and riots in the streets of the UK. In addition, exit without a clear agreement with the EU will lead to serious problems at the border, where, due to unpreparedness to introduce customs controls on the border with France, about 85% of trucks crossing the English Channel can accumulate. It is noted that the situation may persist for up to three months.
The document also notes that London will have to establish a rigid border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, and the independent Republic of Ireland.
Recall that the Brexit deadline is set for October 31, 2019, and in order to avoid a “tough” scenario for withdrawing from the European Union, London needs to ratify the agreement to withdraw from the association.