I mentioned (tongue in cheek
) that a comet may be coming if they allow Brexit to happen in another thread. Well it looks like the repercussions could be worse than a natural disaster, according to this Guardian(
I think by the end of February after space aliens have destroyed most of Sunderland, South Yorkshire, and Great Yarmouth the rest of us make our way to Glastonbury to take the easy way out and book Ed Sheeran to bore us to death. That's if the tidal wave doesn't get there before Ed.
The repercussions for the UK of a no-deal Brexit
could be similar to the national emergency faced by Iceland during the volcanic eruptions in 2010 that brought parts of the country to a standstill, according to advice being given to civil servants.
The warning comes from the Cabinet Office, which is coordinating training for thousands of staff across Whitehall to help prepare departments for a disorderly departure from the European Union on 29 March.
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So are you saying that if you are a company and you have looked at the scenario where much of the infrastructure and burocratic paths that allow you to do successful business is changed dramatically or removed and concluded that the outcome for your business will be very very bad - is that called project fear?
I can't help but feel that those like yourself who are screaming "Project fear" at anyone sharing genuine concerns about how to manage in the event of a no-deal Brexit is both ignorant and has their head firmly stuck in a very deep box of sand. Even Reece-Mogg has finally woken up to the nightmare that is the no-deal Brexit.
You could, perhaps, go write for the Daily Fail instead, and at least then you'd get paid for it.
The point of the article which you quite dramatically missed is NOT that there will be a volcanic ash cloud over the UK, it's that the economic damage caused will be just as bad as a volcanic ash cloud over the UK.
Basically what that means is that a volcanic ash cloud would cost our economy money, right? It causes issues with transport, people can't get to work, they don't produce goods. Businesses can't effectively produce their goods/services because of damaged infrastructure.
What this leads to is ON AVERAGE across everyone in the country the average person will earn less money, because there's less value being created. Say they work in a shop which sells less stuff, there's less money to pay employees. This will also go round wherein they then spend less money in other shops and so the those shops earn even less money (and so employees paid even less and so they have less money and so on... This is an economic term called the multiplier effect.
The argument the article is saying which has been shown by many economists and think tanks is that something similar will happen because of brexit... not because people can't get to work but because businesses will lose people to sell to. There will very likely be tariffs between us and the EU (basically the EU taxes any goods we send there to sell) and so our goods are more expensive. Over 45% of ALL trade that we in the UK do with other countries is with the EU! This is basically like a one shop on a street being taxed more than the other shops (because the other shops are still part of the EU) and so customers will go to the other shops. This means our companies and businesses will sell less stuff, earn less money and everyone in our country on average will earn less money.
Remember how we were told that leave ads on Facebook helped them win the Referendum?
Well it hardly made the headlines (especially the bbc) but it's since been revealed that remain spent three times more in a Guardian article I read, this sky article backs it up
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I keep hearing that No Deal will be a disaster but nobody ever gives any actual figures as to how they come to that conclusion.
Why is this?
Can anybody please supply them so that they can be peer reviewed