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Old Today, 11:29   #1186
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Re: PM Boris forms a government

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Polls.......they’re a dime a dozen, and you take any headline from them you want

https://www.politico.eu/article/half...-no-pm-corbyn/[COLOR="Silver"]

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How can it be "fear mongering nonsense" if it’s actually happening? (all these things are part of the U.K. Government’s contingency planning - these things have been budgeted for and are being put in place).
Brexit: PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate deal https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49385263

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The dossier reported by the Sunday Times says leaving the EU without a deal could lead to:
■ Fresh food becoming less available and prices rising
■ A hard Irish border after plans to avoid checks fail, sparking protests
■ Fuel becoming less available and 2,000 jobs could be lost if the government sets petrol import tariffs to 0%, potentially causing two oil refineries to close
■ UK patients having to wait longer for medicines, including insulin and flu vaccines
■ A rise in public disorder and community tensions resulting from a shortage of food and drugs
■ Passengers delayed at EU airports, Eurotunnel and Dover
■ Freight disruption at ports lasting up to three months, caused by customs checks, before traffic flow improves to 50-70% of the current rate

The government said the document was not what it expected to happen, but outlined scenarios being looked at as part of its no-deal preparations
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Perhaps, as I suggested earlier, it’s not that it’s being planned for that’s the problem, but that worst-case transition planning is being deliberately conflated with preparation for the permanent impoverishment of the country.

Life outside the EU is a long term prospect, not to be confused with the short-term complications of leaving - at least some of which are perhaps more complicated than they might have needed to be, given the disposition of both sides of the negotiations from 2016 until very recently.
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Britain faces shortages of fuel, food and medicine, a three-month meltdown at its ports, a hard border with Ireland and rising costs in social care in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to an unprecedented leak of government documents that lay bare the gaps in contingency planning.

The documents, which set out the most likely aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit rather than worst-case scenarios, have emerged as the UK looks increasingly likely to crash out of the EU without a deal.
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It states that the public and businesses remain largely unprepared for no deal and that growing “EU exit fatigue” has hampered contingency planning which has stalled since the UK’s original departure date in March.

A senior Whitehall source said: “This is not Project Fear — this is the most realistic assessment of what the public face with no deal. These are likely, basic, reasonable scenarios — not the worst case.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...aked-j6ntwvhll
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Re: PM Boris forms a government

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So you're both in agreement then, a 'No Deal' is the only outcome
If nothing changes it will. Don't think any of us would be laughing then though...

However even Bozza isn't that stupid, no deal would be electoral suicide, and his career is everything. Its a bluff to try and the EU to renegotiate - its failing.
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Re: PM Boris forms a government

Leaked report in the Times (behind paywall, but can be seen if you use incognito browsing).

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/n...ment-797qxkrcm
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Re: PM Boris forms a government

Another one?

Maybe the Government should forget Brexit and start plugging all the leaks


although I believe there are no leaks, only strategically released papers
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Another one?

Maybe the Government should forget Brexit and start plugging all the leaks


although I believe there are no leaks, only strategically released papers
This time from a Conservative leaning newspaper...
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So you're both in agreement then, a 'No Deal' is the only outcome
Haha.

It's more likely than the EU coming cap in hand at the last minute with a glorious deal that doesn't involve remaining in a customs union for goods.
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Haha.

It's more likely than the EU coming cap in hand at the last minute with a glorious deal that doesn't involve remaining in a customs union for goods.

You never know, perhaps while we're guessing things they (the EU) are developing a deal that will keep the EU afloat for another 3 or 4 years with our help
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