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Boris Johnson To Meet EU Leaders Seeking News Brexit Agreement

19 August 2019

Britain's Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng dismissed the grim predictions as anti-Brexit "scaremongering", insisting that the United Kingdom would be "fully prepared" to leave the European Union, with or without a deal, at the end of October.

Trucks could be dealt 2 1/2-day delays at ports, with significant disruption lasting up to three months, which would affect fuel supplies in London and the southeast of England, according the document.

This could result in shortages of fuel, food and medicine, the documents show.

"I don't think anyone is talking about calling an election, there's a lot of speculation about things like a government of national unity and all the rest of it", he told Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday.

Earlier, asked about the Yellowhammer documents, energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng told Sky News there was "a lot of scaremongering around" and that Britain would be fully prepared for an October 31 no-deal exit.

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It comes after the Sunday Times published a leaked report, setting out the UK's preparations for a hard border in Ireland the event of no deal.

Boris Johnson will tell Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that there must be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip overseas as Prime Minister.

In an effort to prepare the country, Britain said will be spending 6.3 billion pounds ($7.7bn) to prepare for a no-deal exit, including 4.2 billion ($5.1bn) pounds of funding for this financial year.

"It is the case, as everyone knows, that if we do have a no-deal exit there will inevitably be some disruption, some bumps in the road".

Mr Gove also claimed some MPs were "frustrating" the government's chances of securing a new deal with the EU.

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Mr Johnson is due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Protests and civil unrest are expected across the Irish border as a no-deal Brexit causes chaos.

The EU struck a withdrawal agreement with Johnson's predecessor, Theresa May, but it was rejected three times by Britain's parliament.

The PM, who is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday, is expected to say that Parliament will not and can not cancel the outcome of the European Union referendum.

"A group of more than 100 lawmakers wrote to Johnson calling for an emergency recall of parliament to discuss the situation".

Opponents of no deal say it would be a disaster for what was once one of the West's most stable democracies.

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But the reports appear to be the latest assessment of the UK's readiness for leaving the European Union with no deal compiled over the last few months and the Sunday Times report a Whitehall source insisting that this is the scenario expected in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Boris Johnson To Meet EU Leaders Seeking News Brexit Agreement