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Health Secretary Matt Hancock today publicly refused to rule out that people could die due to medicine shortages if Britain crashes out of the EU with “no deal”. The Cabinet minister made the alarming admission after health chiefs have been warning for months of the dangers of supplies running out. Mr Hancock is reported to have warned the Cabinet that he could not guarantee that people would not die as a result of a “no deal” arrangement. Asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about this, Mr Hancock did not deny that he said this, adding: “We need to make sure that everybody does what’s necessary if there is no deal to have the unhindered flow of medicines that people need.”. Brexit Secre... Full story

12 August