London mayor Khan consults disaster planners over no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday he had asked the organisation that deals with militant attacks and disasters in the British capital to assess the impact of a “no-deal” Brexit on access to medicines and food and on law and order.

FILE PHOTO: Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, looks at the #LondonUnited memorial at City Hall, marking the anniversaries of the four terror attacks in London in 2017 in London, Britain March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Khan said he would consult the London Resilience Forum, which plans responses to disasters such as the Grenfell Tower Fire, about the implications for Britain of crashing out of the European Union without a deal, saying that such a “catastrophic” outcome looked more likely than ever.

Britain is due to leave the EU in March 2019, and with time running out to secure agreement on future ties, both British and European politicians are warning of the increased chances of a “no-deal” Brexit.

“Even ministers now admit that crashing out of the EU with no deal is now more likely than ever,” Khan said in a statement. “We are now left with no choice but to plan for a no-deal scenario.”

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told ITV News in an

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