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Brexit court ruling prompts calls to reverse parliament suspension

British premier Boris Johnson faced calls Thursday to reverse his suspension of parliament after a Scottish court ruled it illegal, as government documents warned a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest and shortages of food and medicines. The Operation Yellowhammer documents, which the government was forced to release on Wednesday, revealed that preparedness for a no-deal Brexit remained at a low level , with logjams at Channel ports threatening to impact supplies. They also warned of a rise in public disorder and community tensions in such a scenario. The government stressed that it was updating the assumptions in the document, and that it was neither an impact assessment, nor a prediction of what is most likely to happen. It describes what could occur in a reasonable worst case scenario, wrote minister Michael Gove. But the release, after MPs voted last week to compel the government to publish, fuelled lawmakers fears that a disorderly divorce would be hugely ...


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