Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has criticised the Government after it complied with a deadline to release the Yellowhammer documents, which outline the potential harm of a no-deal Brexit. The document confirms the claims of earlier reports, which suggested that a no-deal outcome could lead to severe shortages and major economic and social disruption.
Commenting on the release, Mr. Carmichael said:
"The release of the Yellowhammer documents confirms what we already knew. A no-deal Brexit risks shortages of food, a lack of essential medicines, and chaos for our businesses. It shows how out of touch Boris Johnson is, that he knew how severe the damage could be and still planned to push for a no-deal Brexit."
"No wonder they want to hide the plans they made to try to force this disaster on the UK. The Government's justification for concealing their prorogation discussions is weak. The public deserves to know what they planned for us.
"The Yellowhammer document is just five pages long. What else do they have to hide?"