Amazon UK’s boss warns of civil unrest within weeks of a no-deal Brexit

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Sky News / Guardian / Irish Times Amazon’s UK boss has warned the country’s Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, that Britain would face “civil unrest” within weeks of a no-deal Brexit, adding the online retailer’s voice to a growing list of businesses voicing concerns .

Doug Gurr, the retail giant’s UK manager, reportedly made the comment during a meeting between Mr Raab and a group of senior business executives on Friday. Amazon declined to confirm whether Mr Gurr had made the remarks, reported in the London Times, but admitted it was planning for a wide range of outcomes.

“Like any business, we consider a wide range of scenarios in planning discussions so that we’re prepared to continue serving customers and small businesses who count on Amazon, even if those scenarios are very unlikely,” a spokesperson said. “This is not specific to any one issue – it’s the way we plan for any number of issues around the world.”

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