There is a very discouraging graphic from Giordano Mion, a professor of economy at the University of Sussex, and Dominic Ponattu, a researcher at the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany:
which is suitably dark – the nearest to dark (apart from the sea) indicates the worst impact of Brexit.
Funny how the UK – and even unfortunately, parts of The Republic of Ireland, are darkest of all.
Even if they are intent on self harm do Brexiters have no compassion? Either for Ireland or the rest of Europe?
Further, there is an informative and highly worrying article in the Friday Guardian.
Apparently there are 38 ‘local resilience forums’ in England and Wales (and others in Scotland). The contact details are here. Most are Police HQs but some are with Fire Services or Councils.
The Guardian indicates:
But the document emphasises that departments cannot just palm off problems to the Cabinet Office, and will have to staff their own ”department operations centres”, and fund any initiatives from existing budgets.
So not only are we setting up self inflicted ‘resilience forums’ we are also being told the government will not issue money to pay for them.
This is self harm madness personified.
That this government in even considering implementation of a NoDeal Brexit shows it is content to harm the people it represents and in whose interests it is supposed to govern.That it is telling us to prepare for it but will not provide the resources to do so, is further evidence.
This is straightforward tyranny.
We should never, ever, vote again for any MP, of whatever colour, who consents, or even remotely conspires in the delivery of a NoDeal Brexit.