A very good white paper by the Leave Alliance (@LeaveHQ)
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:
Project Fear was wrong, is wrong and will be wrong. https://t.co/4qyLqGneiv
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) June 3, 2018
It’s almost as if no countries actually exist (and thrive) outside of the European Union. Apart from, oh, almost every sodding country in the entire world – including most of the G20. Get a grip. pic.twitter.com/hAT3Qadnoa
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) June 3, 2018
So it is worth reminding them, that their own Leave Alliance white papers [http://www.eureferendum.com/documents/BrexitMonograph002.pdf] 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.