Amid the ongoing political crisis in Westminster, there is still a chance the UK may end up leaving the EU without a deal. And leaked documents from Operation Yellowhammer, the code name for contingency planning in the event of a no-deal Brexit, give apocalyptic projections, including food and water shortages. At the very core, these preparations are just possibilities and should be seen as an insurance policy against the worst possible outcome. And the civil service has a history of preparing for the worst hypothetically possible outcome for practical and political reasons, stemming back to the days of the Cold War.
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