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Vaccines and blood products could be stockpiled ahead of a possible ‘no-deal’ Brexit, the health and social care secretary has confirmed.
A no-deal Brexit will be grim for patients. Yet gagging orders are being used to keep the truth from coming out.
Trade minister rejected Boris Johnson’s claim exporters would be spared tariffs after no deal
Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leads the Tory pack by a distance - all done then? / RTÉ London Correspondent Fiona Mitchell, Europe Editor Tony Connelly and Deputy Foreign Editor look at what the race means for Brexit. Also - Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok on the border in Ireland if there's no deal.
Any attempt to shut down parliament to force through a no-deal exit from the EU could kill off Brexit completely, Tory leadership hopeful Matt Hancock has warned.
Health secretary wades into the row, saying health service is 'not for sale'. / Donald Trump's British envoy has sparked fury with claims that access to the NHS would be "on the table" in post-Brexit trade deal with the US. Woody Johnson, the US ambassador to the UK, said the "entire economy" would be included ... allowing American private firms to bid for NHS contracts.
'Anything from here, as far as they [Brexiteers] are concerned, gets softer in terms of Brexit,' says former health minister. / An ex-minister has suggested revoking Article 50 or a second referendum are "on the table", after Theresa May suffered another humiliating Brexit defeat.
With just 14 days until the Brexit deadline and no plan in place for how the country will leave the EU, it’s probably safe to say that nobody has a clue what’s going on.
It comes after serious warning about food supply from supermarkets.
The health secretary denied ministers were "specifically" planning for martial law, but did not rule it out either.
Emergency plans to fly in medical supplies have been laid to ensure hospitals remain stocked amid six months of expected chaos at Britain’s channel ports after a no-deal Brexit. Critical supplies could also be diverted away from channel routes and some drugs may even be rationed to ensure stocks do not run out.
A no-deal Brexit could lead to planes flying in drugs and medicines being given priority at the UK’s gridlocked ports, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. / Chemists could also be asked to ration drugs to guarantee sick people can access vital medicines...