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How a no-deal Brexit could cripple Britain

Posted On: Sep 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

How a no-deal Brexit could cripple Britain

LONDON - As the UK edges dangerously close towards leaving the EU without an agreement, the once-unthinkable prospect of a no-deal Brexit has become an increasingly realistic one.
On Thursday, the UK government published its final batch of no-deal technical notices , which advised businesses and consumers on how to prepare for leaving the EU empty-handed.
So here are just some of the other things that could happen if May fails to secure a Brexit deal. The NHS could run out of drugs
Most people take the day-to-day functioning of the NHS for granted. But the flow of medical supplies - cancer medicines, vaccines, clinical devices, and blood - are dependent on complex supply chains across Europe which are designed to be traded within the single market.
In a leaked letter between NHS chiefs in July, Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, warned: "Public health and disease control coordination could also suffer, and our efforts to reassure, retain and attract the European workforce on which the NHS relies...

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