BORIS Johnson has assured people depending on the EU for their medicines that people will get the supplies they need “under any circumstances”.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday after addressing soldiers on Salisbury Plain, the Prime Minister spoke to reporters about his Brexit preparations.

He insists that the UK will leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal, but acknowledges “steps have to be taken” to mitigate disruption in the case of a disorderly Brexit.

“I can tell you that yes it’s absolutely true that we have to prepare for every eventuality,” he told the Advertiser.

“That’s what you saw a few weeks ago in the descriptions of the worst case scenario in the event of a no-deal Brexit and obviously we’re way beyond that.”

Last week, the government released documents relating to their preparations for no-deal, called Operation Yellowhammer.

The report, which the Scottish government claims actually shows the “base case scenario”, contradicting the PM, says: “A pre-mitigation reasonable worst-case flow rate that could be as low as 40% D1ND (day one of no deal) via the short Channel Straits, with significant disruption lasting up to six months.

“Unmitigated, this will have an impact on the supply of medicines and medical supplies.”

These predictions are despite medicine being placed at number one on the government’s priority list.

Mr Johnson continued: “I’ve talked extensively to Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, and to the people who run the NHS, they’re totally confident that people that depend on medicines will be properly supplied.

“I don’t wish to be in any way glib about this, we do accept that steps have to be taken.

“I can tell you that in the last few months a lot of work has been done and we will make sure that you will get the supplies that you need under any circumstances.”