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Brexit no-deal will cause ‘dead bodies to pile up’ and turn Dover into ‘lorry park’

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DEAD BODIES: A no-deal Brexit will cause total chaos across the UK, it is claimed (Pic: GETTY)

Dead bodies could pile up if the country crashes out without a Brexit deal, according to shocking warnings.

A report from Kent County Council claims the country could turn into a massive lorry park with 10,000 trucks stuck in a gridlock.

Children could miss crucial exams from the gridlock, rubbish not collected form the streets and vital hospital services could be hit by staff shortages.

The paper (what paper) also claims there could be difficult transporting the dead to post-mortem or body storage facilities – almost like the Winter of Discontent in the 1970s.

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PRESSURE: People are demanding the PM goes back to Brussels for more concessions (Pic: GETTY)

The Council warns staff may have to work from home for six months.

At least 200 extra traffic officers could be mobilised to avoid traffic gridlock.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said planes could be used to fly in drugs and medicine in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Officials claim chaos from a no-deal could last six weeks to six months in a “worst-case scenario”.

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A letter from the Department of Health says: “In a no deal exit we would be pressing member states hard to introduce pragmatic arrangements to ensure the continued full flow of goods.”

The Health Secretary said: “Although we cannot know exactly what each member state will do with respect to checks on the EU border, the cross-Government planning assumptions have been revised so we can prepare for the potential impacts that the imposition of third country controls by member states could have.

"These impacts are likely to be felt mostly on the short straits crossings into Dover and Folkestone, where the frequent and closed loop nature of these mean that both exports and imports would be affected.

"The revised cross-Government planning assumptions show that there will be significantly reduced access across the short straits, for up to six months.

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PILE UP: The winter of discontent in the 70s saw similar scenarios as the report (Pic: GETTY)

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IRON MAY-DON: The PM will press ahead with her vote regardless (Pic: GETTY)

"This is very much a worst-case scenario; however, as a responsible Government, we have a duty to plan for all scenarios.”

Theresa May is under pressure to delay her crunch Brexit vote on December 11 to give her time to ask for more concessions from the EU at a Brussel summit at the end of next week.

But a spokesman for the PM said the vote would be held on tuesday as planned.

MPs are due to vote on her Brexit deal in Westminster.

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