Leaked Brexit document shows the UK government anticipates a no-deal, with dire consequences

Amanda Shendruk
Leaked Brexit document shows the UK government anticipates a no-deal, with dire consequences

A Brexit preparation document leaked to the Sunday Times (paywall) reveals a government bracing for the worst. The leak comes as prime minister Boris Johnson doubles down on his vow to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal. The document, which appears to have been written just this month by the Cabinet Office and marked “official-sensitive,” lists key planning assumptions and details the likely repercussions of a no-deal Brexit.