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07:20  12 september  2019
07:20  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

What the papers say – September 12

What the papers say – September 12 The Scottish Court ruling on proroguing dominates papers.

Boris Johnson has been urged by 100 MPs to recall parliament as the UK is facing a “grave economic “A ‘no-deal Brexit’ also threatens our crucial security co- operation to keep our country safe from Currently MPs are due to return back to parliament from the summer recess on 3 September.

It frames the Brexit preparations, dubbed “ Operation Yellowhammer ,” and lays out a number of projections for what a no-deal exit could mean. “These documents confirm the severe risks of a no-deal Brexit, which Labour has worked so hard to block,” Starmer said after seeing the documents

PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released © Danny Lawson Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Danny Lawson/PA)

Boris Johnson has faced renewed pressure to recall Parliament after the Prime Minister was forced to reveal that a no-deal Brexit could trigger medical shortages, food price rises and major cross-channel trade delays.

The opposition seized on the release of Operation Yellowhammer assessments of the impact of leaving the EU without an agreement to insist MPs return to Westminster.

It comes after Scottish judges branded the suspension of Parliament “unlawful”.

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While releasing analysis on impacts of no deal, the Government refused to comply with a similar Commons demand to make public personal messages from special advisers regarding the controversial five week prorogation of Parliament.

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The Yellowhammer document confirms what retailers have been saying for the last three years - fresh food availability will decrease, consumer choice will decrease Shadow Brexit Secretary Kier Starmer has reacted to the documents – urging that parliament be recalled to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

The UK Labour Party has called on PM Boris Johnson to cut British lawmakers’ summer holidays short and recall parliament , following a leaked McDonnell believes that the report, which is codenamed Operation Yellowhammer and predicts chaos if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, should trigger

The move came as judgment was due on Thursday in a legal challenge that argued the Government’s Brexit strategy will damage the Northern Ireland peace process.

The “reasonable worst case planning assessments” of a no-deal exit which were released at the demand of MPs showed that major hold-ups at channel ports could occur, along with “significant” electricity price rises and a return to a hard border in Northern Ireland.

PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released © Provided by The Press Association Operation Yellowhammer’s “reasonable worst case planning assumptions” in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been published (UK Government)

On food, the document warned that some fresh supplies will decrease and that “critical dependencies for the food chain” such as key ingredients “may be in shorter supply”.

London court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

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Operation Yellowhammer is the Government's contingency plan in the event of a No Deal Brexit. It was created in June 2018 as a way for the Ex-attorney general Dominic Grieve's demand for written and electronic contact about the temporary suspension of Parliament to be released was approved

Released Operation Yellowhammer 'No Deal' Brexit planning documents say there will NOT be food shortages - but prices will go up, two-day queues But the document released today show that there will not be food shortages in the event of a no deal exit from the European Union, but instead simply

It said these factors would not lead to overall food shortages “but will reduce the availability and choice of products and will increase price, which could impact vulnerable groups”.

The document also said: “Low-income groups will be disproportionately affected by any price rises in food and fuel.”

The analysis said the flow of cross-Channel goods could be reduced to 40% of current rates on day one, with “significant disruption lasting up to six months”.

“Unmitigated, this will have an impact on the supply of medicines and medical supplies,” it said.

“The reliance of medicines and medical products’ supply chains on the short straits crossing make them particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays.”

The document said: “There are likely to be significant electricity (price) increases for consumers.”

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28, 2019. Sensitive document released as Scottish court deems Johnson's move to adjourn Overall, the release add little to what has been known about Operation Yellowhammer after some of "I urge the prime minister to immediately recall parliament so we can debate this judgement and decide

Motion urging government to comply with no-deal prevention law passes without a vote. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn closes the debate and says his “I urge this house to vote today not for more deadlock and delay but the only course of action that will break this deadlock, restore public confidence in our

The release came after the Court of Session in Edinburgh found ministers had stopped MPs from sitting for the “improper purpose of stymying Parliament”.

It said advice given by ministers to the Queen which led to the five-week prorogation was therefore “unlawful and is thus null and of no effect”.

The Government immediately announced it was lodging an appeal against the ruling with the Supreme Court, with a hearing set for Tuesday.

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The document’s assumptions are “as of August 2” this year, and it notes that day one after the scheduled EU exit on October 31 is a Friday, “which may not be to our advantage” and may coincide with the end of the October half-term school holidays.

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It added: “Protests and counter-protests will take place across the UK and may absorb significant amounts of police resource.

“There may also be a rise in public disorder and community tensions.”

The Government dossier said that on day one of a no-deal Brexit “between 50-85% of HGVs travelling via the short Channel Straits may not be ready for French customs.

“The lack of trader readiness combined with limited space in French ports to hold unready HGVs could reduce the flow rate to 40-60% of current levels within one day as unready HGVs will fill the ports and block flow.

“The worst disruption to the short Channel Straits might last for up to 3 months before it improves by a significant level to around 50-70%.”

PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released © Provided by The Press Association The documents also cover the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (Niall Carson/PA)

The partly redacted document says UK citizens travelling to and from the EU “may be subject to increased immigration checks at EU border posts” causing delays.

On Northern Ireland, the analysis indicated that the aim of avoiding a hard border may be “unsustainable”.

No deal could also “significantly” impact adult social care providers due to increasing staff and supply costs.

The document is very similar to one leaked last month, which the Government insisted was out of date.

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British PM Johnson argues in Parliament for an early general election. Parliament to be suspended. Lawmakers also passed a motion Monday, known as " Operation Yellowhammer ," compelling Johnson's government to reveal documents discussing the reasoning behind suspending Parliament .

The UK government suspended Parliament late Monday after lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Lawmakers also passed a motion Monday, known as " Operation Yellowhammer ," compelling Johnson's government to reveal documents discussing the reasoning behind suspending Parliament .

The leaked information was marked a “base case” scenario, but the information released by the Government, part of which was redacted, was labelled a “worst-case scenario”.

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said: “These documents confirm the severe risks of a no deal Brexit, which Labour has worked so hard to block.

“It is also now more important than ever that Parliament is recalled and has the opportunity to scrutinise these documents and take all steps necessary to stop no deal.”

PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released © Provided by The Press Association An electronic road sign on the A2 in Gravesend warning of possible changes to EU paperwork post-Brexit (Yui Mok/PA) The document was released following a Commons motion, but a motion demanding the release of personal information was attacked by the Government.

In a letter to former attorney general Dominic Grieve, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove, who is overseeing no-deal planning, said the Government was opposed to releasing electronic communications issued by named civil servants and Government special advisers regarding the suspension of Parliament.

The Minister said: “To name individuals without any regard for their rights or the consequences of doing so goes far beyond any reasonable right of Parliament under this procedure.

“It offends against basic principles of fairness and the civil service duty of care towards its employees.”

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Operation Yellowhammer documents were released by Michael Gove after an order from Parliament . Cross-Channel traffic would be hit by a no-deal Brexit latest: PM considering bridge from Northern Ireland to Scotland. Nigel Farage is not a 'fit and proper person' for government, says PM .

Operation Yellowhammer documents predict public disorder, rising Operation Yellowhammer documents predict public disorder, rising prices and disruptions to food and medicines. Johnson has lost every vote in parliament since he became prime minister in July, including on his two attempts to

Mr Grieve said: “Even a partial release of the Yellowhammer documents is enough to show how deep the damage a no-deal exit from the EU would do.”

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PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released
PM urged to recall Parliament after Operation Yellowhammer documents released

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