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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:58 PM

Brexit: Operation Yellowhammer no-deal document published

Source: BBC

Riots on the streets, food price rises and reduced medical supplies are real risks of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, a government document has said.

Ministers have published details of their Yellowhammer contingency plan, after MPs voted to force its release.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49670123

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Reply Brexit: Operation Yellowhammer no-deal document published (Original post)
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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:08 PM

1. The Guardian:

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was strikingly similar to the plan leaked to the Sunday Times in August, which the government dismissed at the time as out of date.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

... “The lack of trader readiness combined with limited space in French ports to hold ‘unready’ HGVs could reduce the flow rate to 40%-60% of current levels within one day as unready HGVs will fill the ports and block flow,” it warns. This situation could last for up to three months, and disruption might last “significantly longer”, it adds, with lorries facing waits of between 1.5 days and 2.5 days to cross the border. The reliance of medical supplies on cross-Channel routes “make them particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays”, the report says, with some medicines having such short shelf lives they cannot be stockpiled. A lack of veterinary medicines could increase the risk of disease outbreaks, it adds.

On food supplies, supplies of “certain types of fresh food” would be reduced, the document warns, as well as other items such as packaging. It says: “In combination, these two factors will not cause an overall shortage of food in the UK but will reduce availability and choice of products and will increase price, which could impact vulnerable groups.” Later, it adds: “Low income groups will be disproportionately affected by any price rises in food and fuel.”

On law and order it warns: “Protests and counter-protests will take place across the UK and may absorb significant amounts of police resource. There may also be a rise in public disorder and community tensions.” ...

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 Ghost Dog (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:50 PM

5. Nice job ghost dog...been following Guardian all day....

just like an Iranian tanker...

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:47 AM

9. Balls on which one keeps eyes! nt

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:19 AM

13. Wait..what?? I found Maritime tracker to be fascinating...as well as Brexit..

If I offended, sorry...

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:30 PM

7. And there it is, the Tory plan spelled out for all to see:

“Low income groups will be disproportionately affected by any price rises in food and fuel.”


The landed gentry's war on the poor just stepped up a gear.

Anybody driving a bulldozer through Eton College right now, would have my full support.


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Response to Gumboot (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:06 AM

8. I'm sure you mean that metaphorically.

At least I hope you do.

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Response to Gumboot (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:49 AM

10. By said "low income groups" they mean the majority

of the people.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:40 PM

3. Isn't that what Putin wants . . .

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:44 PM

4. I take issue with the first graf of the BBC story

”Ministers have published details of their Yellowhammer contingency plan, after MPs voted to force its release.”

The five page memo lists the possible problems. There is no plan to deal with them.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 09:03 PM

6. You are right. There is no plan of action there.

But then, what can they do?



The blacked-out paragraph:



might have something to do with this point in the summary:



from which one might infer Her Majesty's Government (sic) might be planning to invoke special powers in such circumstances.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:38 AM

14. The blacked out part is where they admit

that there could be "1-2 weeks" of fuel disruptions. So, they will have thousands of trucks backed up at the border for days at a time, burning fuel, and they are looking at disruptions to fuel deliveries with refineries closed and 2,000 people without jobs immediately. Oh, and the possibility that other workers at other refineries will strike to protests the loss of jobs.

So, basically...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLZbXA4lyCtqo1Ilp-U0JG1IWVrQB0zo38&v=i2gVXd7FzhQ

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:53 AM

11. I'm very curious as to why they just don't put this to another vote...

...and let the people decide. It doesn't seem like the general public really wants this, despite the results of the last referendum.

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