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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:25 PM

Fears of no-deal chaos as ministers forced to publish secret Brexit papers

Source: The Guardian

A no-deal Brexit could result in rising food and fuel prices, disruption to medicine supplies and public disorder on Britain’s streets, according to secret documents the government was forced by MPs to publish on Wednesday.

A five-page document spelling out the government’s “planning assumptions” under Operation Yellowhammer – the government’s no-deal plan – was disclosed in response to a “humble address” motion.

The content of the document was strikingly similar to the plan leaked to the Sunday Times in August, which the government dismissed at the time as out of date.

That document was described as a “base case”; but the new document claims to be a “worst-case scenario”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/11/operation-yellowhammer-fears-no-deal-brexit-chaos-forced-to-publish-secret-papers

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:36 PM

1. But Bo-Fucking-Jo wants to spend over 100 million pounds on Brexit Propos

Precisely targeted at the Brexit Yobs through social media.

Has Putin's mitts all over it.

Yup

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:48 PM

2. Worrying to me

is as bad a picture as the document paints, item 15 on the memo is completely blacked out. What was hidden?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:19 PM

4. Thanks!

15. Facing EU tariffs makes petrol exports to the EU uncompetitive. Industry had plans to mitigate the impact on refinery margins and profitability but UK Government policy to set petrol import tariffs at 0% inadvertently undermines these plans.

This leads to significant financial losses and announcement of two refinery closures (and transition to import terminals) and direct job losses (about 2000).

Resulting strike action at refineries would lead to disruptions to fuel availability for 1-2 weeks in the regions directly supplied by the refineries.


Loss of gasoline/diesel fuel would be a HUGE problem for everyone, a cascading effect that could change this "green and pleasant land" into Max Madville.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:12 PM

5. The full (but redacted) text:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:21 PM

6. Can anyone imagine anything that would make Putin happier?

The only two enemies that can and normally would stand up to Russia are complete chaos with absolutely useless leaders.

The world is his as long as he doesn't make a lot of noise.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:01 PM

7. The Latest: UK govt: Businesses not ready for no-deal Brexit

Source: Associated Press

The Latest: UK govt: Businesses not ready for no-deal Brexit

September 11, 2019

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s planned departure from the European Union: (all times local):

8:10 p.m.

The British government says U.K. citizens and businesses are not prepared for leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, and a no-deal Brexit could see the number of trucks coming through a key Channel crossing fall by half within a day.

A planning document dated Aug. 2 and published Wednesday says “public and business readiness for a no-deal will remain at a low level” ahead of Britain’s scheduled Oct. 31 departure date from the EU.

The paper sets out the government’s “reasonable worst-case planning assumption” for a no-deal Brexit. It says because of new checks, the number of trucks crossing between Calais and Dover would fall between 40% and 60% within a day, and disruptions could last three months.

The document also says “certain types of fresh food supply will decrease” and prices will go up in a worst-case no-deal Brexit scenario.

The document was published after lawmakers in Parliament demanded it.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/f14756a7796e485b97b711a4f93aaabb

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