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Leaked memo confirms no deal medicine fears

June 12, 2019 5:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to a leaked Cabinet note revealing the UK will not be ready for a no-deal Brexit by October 31st because is will take "six to eight months" to build up supplies of medicines, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said:

"This Government document will be extremely concerning to people who rely on medicines like insulin to stay alive.

"It is unacceptable that senior Tory figures running to be leader are suggesting that we could leave on the 31 October when documents are showing the exact opposite.

"The candidates for Tory leadership must be honest. No deal is not a reality, it has never been a reality.

"The only options are a people's vote with an option to remain or Theresa May's universally disliked deal. Only by stopping Brexit can we ensure a safe supply of medicines."