Police prepare for “unprecedented” queues at ports and civil unrest in the case of a no-deal Brexit

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Police are preparing for massive traffic queues at ports leading to “unprecedented and overwhelming” disruption of the wider road network in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Contingency plans drawn up by the National Police Co-ordination Centre (NPCC), leaked to the Sunday Times, warn that, if ministers cannot secure a Brexit deal, the UK could see shortages of food and medicines which could “feed civil disorder” and see “widespread protest which could then escalate into disorder”. The report, which looks […]