Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

14 Septembre, 2019, 04:18 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Operation Yellowhammer: PM urged to recall Parliament

In better news for the embattled British leader, a Belfast court rejected claims that the Conservative government's Brexit strategy should be ruled illegal because it risked undermining Northern Ireland's peace process.

But many lawmakers, campaigners, economists and businesses fear that a no-deal Brexit would be economically devastating.

The government was forced to make the report public by the United Kingdom parliament.

Traffic queues could affect fuel deliveries and trade routes, disrupting supplies of medicines and fresh food.

It also said that a no-deal exit could trigger major protests and even riots.

"We've planned for it and government does that well", he insisted.

The front page of the Scottish Government's copy of Operation Yellowhammer planning documents, shows it is a "base scenario".

The "Operation Yellowhammer" worst-case assumptions published on Wednesday (11 September) look like a heavy blow for Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has been pushing for a hard Brexit.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the scenario was a "planning assumption" and would only come true if the government did nothing to offset it.

Asked if he was anxious about a No Deal Brexit, he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'As long as we get satisfactory answers and progress on how the operating model for customs clearance is going to work, and communicate that to the logistics haulage industry, I am pretty confident that we can avoid disruption in Kent'. He refused a separate request to make public the advice of government advisers about the suspension of parliament.

Michael Gove, the minister in charge of coordinating "no-deal" preparations, said then that the document was old and did not reflect current levels of preparedness.

The order to release the Yellowhammer document was one of a series of blows to the government from opposition lawmakers and rebel Conservatives.

Kevin Hart released from the hospital 10 days after auto accident
TMZ reports that he is now at a live-in rehab facility where he will undergo intense physical therapy. News in a statement that Hart is "expected to have a full recovery very soon".

Three Vietnamese universities enter Times Higher Education rankings
Among the highest ranked of the three Nigerian universities is Covenant University which was ranked at number 401. In the top 20, most schools are located in either the US or the UK.

What Shohei Ohtani's season-ending knee surgery means for his future
However after the 2018 season Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery to fix the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani will have season-ending surgery on his left knee, the Los Angeles Angels have announced.

Meanwhile, MPs also voted for all internal correspondence and communications between people advising the government related to Brexit to be handed over for scrutiny. The cases go to the Supreme Court for a final ruling next week.

But Scotland's highest civil court ruled on Wednesday that the shutdown was illegal "because it had the objective of stymieing Parliament". He said he had "absolutely not" misled the queen - whose formal approval was needed to suspend Parliament - about his motives.

Britain's parliamentary speaker has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to disobey the law by refusing to ask for a Brexit delay and vowed to thwart any attempt to circumvent legislation.

He has no majority in the Commons and suspended parliament on Monday until October 14 in an apparent bid to thwart opposition to a possible no-deal departure.

A no-deal Brexit could lead to the return of a hard border between the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland.

- The analysis indicates that the aim of avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland may be "unsustainable".

"Virtually all of the assembled evidence belongs to the world of politics, both national and supra-national".

"We call on the United Kingdom government to immediately step up engagement with us on preparations - worryingly we have had less involvement with the Johnson government than under his predecessor".

Johnson says Britain will leave on time, with or without a deal.

Johnson's envoy David Frost has been holding talks in Brussels this week but no breakthrough has been made. "The UK has not proposed any alternatives and anything that has been legally credible and workable", European Parliament president David Sassoli said yesterday.

"All the industries that matter will be ready for a no-deal Brexit", Mr Johnson said.

Conseillé:



Populaire

A Full Moon On Friday The 13th: 'Once In A Blue Moon'
This is because the Harvest Moon will peak before midnight on Friday 13th in some parts of the planet. But the exact day this moon will officially be full varies depending on which time zone you are in.

NASA joins ISRO to aid in establishing contact with Vikram moon lander
As per recent media reports, not only ISRO, NASA too has sent messages to Vikram lander through its deep space network. He was received by ISRO Chairman K Sivan, former ISRO Chairman K Kasturirangan and other scientists also welcomed him.

There's A Full Moon Tonight For Friday The 13th
This was also the case in January 2006, when the moon rose the night of the 13th, but became full at 4:48 am on the following day. The last one was on October 13th, 2000, almost 20 years ago, and we won't see another for about 30 years, on August 13th, 2049.

Facebook's libra is a threat to the sovereignty of nation states
LEGAL LIMBO Meanwhile, European Union authorities are sending Facebook a clear message that Libra is not welcome in Europe. Perez maintained that Libra association was in constant dialogues with regulators and central banks.

Christophe Galtier dispose d'un arsenal pour écarter Angers — LOSC
Ce vendredi, le match d'ouverture de la 5e journée de Ligue 1 opposera Lille à Angers sur la pelouse du stade Pierre-Mauroy. Le LOSC a encaissé seulement 3 buts lors de ses 10 derniers matchs à domicile en Ligue 1 Conforama, obtenant 7 clean sheets.

Interstellar Object May Have Entered Our Solar System
Hainaut told Business Insider , "Here we have something that was born around another star and travelling toward us. Although many astronomers are excited about C/2019 Q4, more work has to be done to confirm it as interstellar.

First distant planet with water vapor in atmosphere detected
Astronomers have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of another planet in a habitable zone for the first time. A NASA tally now lists more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets and another 4,000 potential candidates.

Water found on potentially habitable planet for the first time
The researchers said they clearly saw the signature for water vapor in the atmosphere when they put the data through algorithms. Scientists have made the first successful detection of an atmosphere with water vapour around the exoplanet K2-18 b.

Virat Kohli hints MS Dhoni retirement today?
But it ended up creating a virtual buzz around whether Dhoni had informed the Indian skipper about his future plans. The rumour gained value after India captain Virat Kohli's tweet on his predecessor.

Saturn rings shine bright in gorgeous new NASA Hubble portrait
A new Hubble portrait of the ringed planet shows some things change and some stay the same. NASA also posted a video of the Hubble orbiting the moons of Saturn to its YouTube page.