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Brexit Thread VI - The Knockout Phase ?!?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Hrothbern, Mar 22, 2019.

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  1. Hrothbern

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    I think that that is a good analogue..
     
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    Just three weeks left then. It's better than just one week, of course.
     
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    @Arakhor So what will the post count be for the next thread.
    Assuming it does not end when May goes, god noes when.
     
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    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    No, it really isn't. Get it over with seems the best. Unless you think something is actually going to change in three weeks.
     
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    Something is definitely going to change in the next three weeks - we'll know what's about to happen, for one thing.
     
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    So, what all practical preparations been made for the possibility of truly not reaching a deal, and the UK crashing out on April 12? It's pretty obvious that no deal actually will be reached, and it seems to me the UK and the EU should spend this time hiring customs officers and setting things up for the default WTO trade rules. Is the UK actually seriously preparing now, or are they content to keep performing Monty Python skits in Parliament while insisting that something will be figured the day before?

    edit: Good x-post, Hrothbern!
     
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    What seems to be getting the most preparation is the denials that the disaster was actually predictable. Any actual preparations would perforce require acknowledging that there is a disaster on the horizon clearly visible, and that would make it impossible to say "well, yeah, it's a disaster but who could have guessed that this was coming?"
     
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    :lol:

    We are preparing. The EU has done a more thorough job of preparing than the UK, afaik, but then again, there's a limit to how prepared one can be to shoot oneself in the foot...

    But yes, command centres in UK bunkers are now manned, preparing for the worst, evacuation plans for the Queen are in place, troops and police reserves stand ready, and a sort of system for making sure some fraction of food and medicines will be available has been conjured.

    Also, Rees-Mogg has moved his company to Ireland, Nigel Farage has gotten his kids German passports renewed, though he got caught at trying to claim his brother-in-laws Hamburg flat as his home when applying himself, and Ratcliffe has moved to Monacco.

    Everything seems to be on schedule.

    The EU did come up with a two-week extension, so it will be a bit harder to blame the disaster on them, but I'm sure they will manage to do so eventually.
     
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    But that is project fear. There is no downside to Brexit.
     
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    I would expect the EU to be quite well prepared. They have absolutely no reason to pretend that they don't see the problems coming, and the problems are in fact pretty predictable.
     
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    The French customs have recently rehearsed their by-the-book approach ;)

    https://www.bbc.com/news/47454150
     
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    Read this in the pub earlier about KCC plans for schools in the event of Mogg's preferred option.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...ils-parents-traffic-disruption-no-deal-brexit
     
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    Can someone talk about exactly what consequences are anticipated that require these kinds of emergency measures (bunker command posts being manned, evacuation of the Royal Family, etc)?
     
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    If I would have some permanent **** job, I would go on holiday to some cheap sunny country just before Brexit-Day and hope for the best (all airplanes grounded to the UK) :lol:


    Is all BS
    People covering their asses.
    Quite toxic environment emerging (among politicians).
     
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    They are also doing customs "checks" at Gare du Nord, six hour queue. Euro Tunnel have advised against travel this week.:(
     
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    Numerous companies that provide food have said that they expect the disruption in their supplies to render them unable to perform that trivial function for an extended period. They were dismissed as "alarmists."
     

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