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Kyle – Nobody voted to put health at risk

Pharma giant Sanofi has reportedly stockpiled 14 weeks of drugs and vaccines in preparation for a no deal Brexit. Additionally, the company has warned that quality control procedures could be at risk and jobs could be lost in Britain in the event of such a disastrous outcome. 

Commenting, Peter Kyle MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“Yesterday the Foreign Secretary had to admit that deadlock over Brexit was taking us ever closer to crashing out the of the EU with no deal.

“Today we have learned one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of medicines and insulin is now stockpiling to handle the national emergency that would be caused by a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

“There was no warning of drug shortages or a medical crisis on the side of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove’s bus. Nobody voted to put health services at risk in this way.

“Instead of begging for help from foreign governments, ministers should put the people of Britain back in control of our country’s future by agreeing to the demand for a People’s Vote on any final Brexit deal.”

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More reporting on this story can be read here: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1KL2WS