THE HOUSE OF COMMONS voted, by 311 to 302, for the government to publish the information, giving the prime minister a deadline of 11pm on Wednesday to comply.
The new document claims to be a “worst-case scenario” which warns of disruption at Dover and other channel crossings for at least three months, an increased risk of public disorder, and some shortages of fresh food.
The report also indicates medical supplies on cross-Channel routes “make them particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays”, the report says, with some medicines having such short shelf lives they cannot be stockpiled. A lack of veterinary medicines could increase the risk of disease outbreaks, it adds.
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The possible chain reactions may include: Protests and counter-protests will take place across the UK, Lorries could have to wait more than two days to cross the Channel, Some businesses will cease trading and a possible growth in the black market.
The document also concedes that there will be a return to some sort of hard Irish border despite a UK insistence it will not impose checks.
Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald has stated “This is more like emergency planning for war or a natural disaster and we are doing it voluntary.”
Boris Johnson has lost every vote in parliament since he became prime minister in July, including on his two attempts to trigger a snap general election for next month.
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THE provincial government and Chirivel council have been talking through possible solutions for updating the municipality’s water and sewage systems.
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