Though some small details have leaked over the past year, the British public has never seen the entirety of its government’s plan for coping with a ‘no deal’ Brexit. But with that outcome looking increasingly likely, the Sunday Times has managed to get its hands on what appears to be a nearly complete dossier on ‘Operation Yellowhammer’, the plan to stop Brexit from destroying British society.
By the Times’ description, it sounds as if somebody slipped an old-fashioned dossier under a reporter’s door. The paper is careful to point out that its findings represent “the most likely,” not “the worst case” scenarios post-Brexit.
The draft leaked to the Times, which was reportedly created earlier this month by the Cabinet Office, “offers a rare glimpse into the covert planning being carried out by the government to avert a catastrophic collapse in the nation’s infrastructure.”