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fun times ahead..
- On the first day of a no-deal Brexit, between 50-85 per cent of commercial trucks planning to cross the English Channel may not be ready for French customs
- Unready trucks will “fill the ports and block flow” and could reduce the “flow rate” at ports by 40-60 per cent
- Trucks could face delays of 1½-2½ days before being able to cross the border
- The worst disruption to the Channel Straits might last three to six months before it improves, and there could be some disruption for “significantly longer”
- Medicines and medical products were “particularly vulnerable to severe extended delays”, and some cannot be stockpiled due to short shelf lives
- Delay to veterinary medicines “would reduce our ability to prevent and control disease outbreaks” with wider impacts on animal health, the environment and food safety and availability, and stockpiling could not meet demand and air freight was not financially viable
- Small and medium-sized businesses are much less likely to have Brexit contingency plans, and may find it hard to get warehouse space for stockpiling
- There may be passenger delays at English Channel train and ferry terminals due to increased immigration checks
A souvenir shop for tourists displays mugs with Union Jacks. Britain's retail sector may be disrupted by a hard Brexit.
A souvenir shop for tourists displays mugs with Union Jacks. Britain's retail sector may be disrupted by a hard Brexit.Credit:Bloomberg
- Though demand for electricity and gas will be met, there will likely be significant electricity price increases for business and domestic consumers “with associated wider economic and political impacts”
- There will be less fresh food available and some food ingredients will be in shorter supply, which will “reduce availability and choice of products and will increase price” – a problem that will hit preparations for Christmas, the busiest time of year for food retailers
- There is also a risk that “panic buying will cause or exacerbate food supply disruption”
- Law enforcement data sharing between the UK and EU will be disrupted
- Protests and counter-protests, and a rise in public disorder and community tensions, could take place across the UK
- Traffic disruption near the ports, and “customer behaviour” (potential panic-buying and hoarding) could lead to fuel shortages across the country
- In Northern Ireland the “no new checks” policy to avoid the return of a hard border is “likely to prove unsustainable due to significant economic, legal and biosecurity risks".
Yeah... This is gonna be MEGA shit! We are still feeling the effects of the last crash and with another global recession on the way (it's something like 80% of economists reckon) and BREXIT on top of that... Shit we are looking at return fucking Oliver Twist level poverty especial across the UK with London suffering BUT London is London and it will get by but i have very little hope for those with below-average incomes outside London (i feel very little pity for them as it mostly them that fucked us)
I think this mess will end up with the removal of borders between countries, removal of nations and all governments and we will all live happily as one unified body of humans under anarchy.