The WTO Option and its application to Brexit

The WTO Option and its application to Brexit:


A very good white paper by the Leave Alliance (@LeaveHQ)

General application

For the UK to trade with  the EU relying on  the WTO Option would be unique for  a  developed  nation,  creating  an  unprecedented situation.There  is  nothing with which a comparison could be made. 


This   has   considerable   implications   for   how   we   address   the   Article   50 negotiations. The adverse effects of dropping out of the EU Treaties without an alternative  agreement  in  place  are  so  serious  that this  is  not  something  any responsible person would want to consider. 

Since The Times published this article over the weekend: Revealed: plans for Doomsday Brexit

Britain would be hit with shortages of medicine, fuel and food within a fortnight if the UK tries to leave the European Union without a deal, according to a Doomsday Brexit scenario drawn up by senior civil servants for David Davis.

Whitehall has begun contingency planning for the port of Dover to collapse “on day one” if Britain crashes out of the EU, leading to critical shortages of supplies.

Last month officials in Davis’s Brexit department and the departments of health and transport drew up scenarios for a no-deal Brexit — a mild one, a severe one and one dubbed “Armageddon”.

A source said: “In the second scenario, not even the worst, the port of Dover will collapse on day one. The supermarkets in Cornwall…

A lot of the Brexiteers that are still left, now came out calling this: 

So it is worth reminding them, that their own Leave Alliance white papers [] suggested that the “No Deal” WTO option is ”unique for a developed nation, creating an unprecedented situation. There is nothing with which a comparison could be made”, leading to exactly the kind of situations the DExEU leaked paper now predicts. 

So are they calling their own Leave campaign now lying? 

On a side note, there is only one ‘country’ in the whole world that trades with the EU solely under WTO terms: Mauritania.