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Brits are Fucked, Says UK.

51 comments, 544 views, posted 4:32 pm 18/08/2019 in Politics by griffin
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Operation Chaos: Whitehall’s secret no‑deal Brexit preparations leaked
The Sunday Times obtains the government’s classified ‘Yellowhammer’ report in full

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.

Compiled this month by the Cabinet Office under the codename Operation Yellowhammer, the dossier offers a rare glimpse into the covert planning being carried out by the government to avert a catastrophic collapse in the nation’s infrastructure.

The rest of the Times' article is behind a paywall, but the BBC has some of the bullet points:

Interestingly the original Times article say these are not worst-case scenarios, but rather the most likely outcomes. The BBC article, which is based off the Times' article, instead says these are worst-case scenarios. The Huffingtom Post says: "The Times said the forecasts compiled by the Cabinet Office set out the most likely aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit rather than the worst case scenarios." Why does the BBC say otherwise, I wonder?


12:03 pm 21/08/2019


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