Sajid Javid refuses to rule out civil disorder in case of no-deal Brexit

The home secretary said that the government is ‘preparing for all contingencies’

Sajid Javid has refused to rule out the possibility that a no-deal Brexit could cause a sharp rise in crime and widespread protests escalating into weeks of civil disorder, saying it was important that police prepare for any such eventualities.

The home secretary was quizzed about contingency plans for a no-deal departure drawn up by the National Police Coordination Centre. These warn that shortages of medicine could “feed civil disorder”, while more general price rises could prompt “widespread protest which could then escalate into disorder”.

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First ever case of monkeypox recorded in the UK

The person is believed to have contracted the rare viral infection in Nigeria

The first ever case of monkeypox has been recorded in the UK. The rare viral infection was recorded on Friday in a Nigerian national staying at a naval base in Cornwall, Public Health England said.

The patient was transferred to the infectious disease unit at the Royal Free hospital in London on Saturday morning. They are believed to have contracted the infection in Nigeria before travelling to the UK.

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