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Doctor clashes with Rees-Mogg over risks of no deal Brexit

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 03 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5379
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A consultant neurologist who helped draw up the government’s contingency plans for exiting the European Union without a deal has clashed with the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, over the potential risks to patients from a no deal Brexit.

David Nicholl, who was involved in developing the mitigation plans for the government’s Operation Yellowhammer in March, called in to LBC’s Nick Ferrari radio show to ask Rees-Mogg what mortality he was willing to accept if a no deal Brexit occurred. Nicholl said that lives were at risk from potential shortages of drugs …

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