Britain's PM Boris Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth II when advising her to prorogue parliament for a five-week period, saying current session is longer than any since 17th-century English Civil War.
The "Operation Yellowhammer" worst-case assumptions published on Wednesday were prepared on August 2, nine days after Boris Johnson became prime minister, and form the basis of its no-deal planning.
UK opposition parties say they won't support an election until Britain has secured a delay to the Brexit date, to ensure the country does not crash out of the bloc without a deal.
If Britain leaves the EU without a Brexit transition deal, it will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine, leaked official government documents reveal.
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