No-deal Brexit would leave Scotland's supermarkets "empty"

Leaked papers from the Department for Exiting the EU have said that Scotland's supermarkets would run out of food within two days in the event of a 'no-deal Brexit'.

Civil servants were reportedly told to make contingency plans if trade between the UK and EU was cut off, with the Department suggesting that the RAF could be drafted in to airlift medical supplies.
 
In comments to the Sunday Times, a source said: "In the second scenario, not even the worst, the port of Dover will collapse on day one. The supermarkets in Cornwall and Scotland will run out of food within a couple of days, and hospitals will run out of medicines within two weeks." 
 
The source added: "You would have to medevac medicine into Britain, and at the end of week two we would be running out of petrol as well.”
 
The government has denied this, with a DexEU spokesman claiming the reports were "completely false" before adding: "A significant amount of work and decision-making has gone into our no-deal plans, especially where it relates to ports, and we know that none of this would come to pass".
 
A no-deal Brexit would be the result if talks for a trade deal after Britain leaves the European Union fail, referred to in Whitehall as the 'doomsday' scenario. 
 
Although the Tories have previously argued that "no deal is better than a bad deal", fears are increasing over what would occur if Britain crashed out of the EU with no contingency in place. 

The report comes as the British government has been told it has two week deadline to sketch out a workable solution to the Northern Irish border issue, with the Irish Tánaiste (deputy Prime Minister) warning that Britain was in for a "summer of uncertainty" if no progress was made in the talks.  

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