A101 wrote:Well I cant read the whole article, but the highlighted section you quoted doesn't actually say it is a bad idea. just exactly what we have thought will happen in the short term. nothing actually new here.
Strange, I can read the whole article:
The revelations include:
● The government expects the return of a hard border in Ireland as current plans to avoid widespread checks will prove “unsustainable”; this may spark protests, road blockages and “direct action”
● Logjams caused by months of border delays could “affect fuel distribution”, potentially disrupting the fuel supply in London and the southeast of England
● Up to 85% of lorries using the main Channel crossings “may not be ready” for French customs and could face delays of up to 2 1/2 days
● Significant disruption at ports will last up to three months before the flow of traffic “improves” to 50-70% of the current rate
● Petrol import tariffs, which the government has set at 0%, will “inadvertently” lead to the closure of two oil refineries, 2,000 job losses, widespread strike action and disruptions to fuel availability
● Passenger delays at EU airports, St Pancras, Eurotunnel and Dover
● Medical supplies will “be vulnerable to severe extended delays” as three-quarters of the UK’s medicines enter the country via the main Channel crossings
● The availability of fresh food will be reduced and prices will rise. This could hit “vulnerable groups”
● Potential clashes between UK and European Economic Area fishing vessels amid predictions that 282 ships will sail in British waters illegally on Brexit day
● Protests across the UK, which may “require significant amounts of police resource[s]”
● Rising costs will hit social care, with “smaller providers impacted within 2-3 months and larger providers 4-6 months after exit”
● Gibraltar will face delays of more than four hours at the border with Spain “for at least a few months”, which are likely to “adversely impact” its economy
The absence of a clear picture of the UK’s future relationship with the EU has hindered preparations as it “does not provide a concrete situation for third parties to prepare for”, the document states.
And a link to the document: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news ... -797qxkrcm
No project fear, no extreme scenario, just a realistic scenario by crashing out. But, but, but it is all worth it, we will have a remembrance coin and our blue passports.