PUBLISHED: 10:42, Thu, Sep 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 10:43, Thu, Sep 12, 2019
The Brexit spokesman for the Liberal Democrats said the content of Operation Yellowhammer is “shocking” and confirmed their suspicions about the Government’s Brexit planning but his comments have been mocked by Martin Daubney MEP. The Brexit Party MEP hit out at the “Project Fear doom-monger” on Twitter saying Opposition politicians “spent the past three years not believe a single word the Tories say on Brexit”. He went on to suggest the leak was tactical as the worst-case scenario sparks fear in Remainer MPs while Mr Johnson works on the backstop issue.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr Brake said: “The content is shocking. It’s confirmed what we already knew that the Government was admitting that food, fuel and medicine was a real risk in a no deal scenario.
“I think it was important to get the actual document published although I suspect there are many other documents that should be published soon because it means when people hear Government ministers going around the TV studios saying everything is under control and there will be no problems under a no deal scenario.
“We now know officially that is not true.
“They call it the worst-case scenario but of course the original document as I understand it, Michael Gove confirmed this in front of the select committee, is it’s a base case scenario.
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Thomas Brake was savaged by a Brexit Party MEP (Image: SKY)
The Brexit spokesman for the Liberal Democrats was hit out at (Image: SKY)
“In other words given the details and information they had it’s perhaps the most likely outcome and not the worst-case scenario which is what suddenly the document has been renamed as.
“It’s possible they’ve done some additional work since