Chair writes to Michael Gove on no-deal impact and preparations following Operation Yellowhammer report leak

20 August 2019

Following recent reports regarding the impact of a no-deal Brexit, and the preparations being undertaken by the Government in the form of ‘Operation Yellowhammer’, the Chair of the Committee on Exiting the European Union, Hilary Benn MP, has written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove MP seeking clarification on several issues, and asked him to appear before the Committee in a public evidence session during the first week of September.

The Committee will continue to focus on the impact of a no-deal exit, including the implications for citizens’ rights, in the Autumn.

Its fourteenth report, which examined the consequences of no-deal for UK businesses, the Committee warned that leaving the EU without a deal would lead to severe disruption, pose a fundamental risk to the competitiveness of key sectors of the UK’s economy and put many jobs and livelihoods at risk.

Its twelfth report concluded that a ‘managed no-deal’ “cannot constitute the policy of any responsible Government.”

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