Doctor clashes with Rees-Mogg over risks of no deal BrexitBMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5379 (Published 03 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5379
- Gareth Iacobucci
- 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 …