No-deal Brexit: Business chiefs accuse ministers over planning

Ministers were accused of “concealing the facts” over a no-deal Brexit yesterday as business leaders expressed fury over leaked government documents that outlined the prospect of widespread disruption. The prospect of fuel shortages heightened industry fears over leaving the European Union without an agreement, prompting further warnings that there remains “a hell of a lot to be done” before October 31. Logistics sector bosses called for “some honesty and trust” as they demanded a detailed assessment from the government on the possible risks.

Michael Gove, who is overseeing preparations for no-deal from the Cabinet Office, is expected to meet with executives in Whitehall today.

Michael Gove suffered a red-box malfunction yesterday before deciding that a safer pair of hands was neededHENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

The Freight Transport Association called on Mr Gove to “come clean” over the warnings detailed in Operation Yellowhammer, the government report…

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