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No-deal Brexit documents reveal UK councils expect food and medicine shortages and civil unrest

“However, while a no-deal Brexit on October 31 may be less likely, it is still the legal default” writes Adam Payne for However, this would take place at the same time as an increase in the number of families seeking these services, due to the impact of a no-deal Brexit on their finances, 54% of councils said.Well over half of 63 local authorities nationwide expect a shortage of basic necessities if the UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal, according to Freedom of Information requests sent by the People’s Vote campaign.Local authorities are bracing themselves for widespread food, fuel and medicine shortages, civil unrest and job losses in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal at the end of October.Read more: ‘ The guns are back out again’: Northern Ireland fears a Brexit border will escalate violence The government insisted preparations were being made for a no-deal exit.

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