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The government is about to start stockpiling processed food in case of ‘no deal’ Brexit

The government is about to start stockpiling processed food in case of ‘no deal’ Brexit:


The government is about
to begin stockpiling processed food in case the country is plunged into
chaos by a “no deal” Brexit.

Ministers came up with the plan after Theresa May allowed planning for a
total break to begin –  and as the resignation of Boris Johnson and
David Davis threw more doubt on her ability to bring off a deal. 

The vast majority of processed food and drinks in Britain are imported,
with 97 per cent arriving from the European Union. 

A stockpile is intended to prevent empty shelves in a situation where
customs arrangements change dramatically and overnight.

Read
more at:
https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/the-government-is-about-to-start-stockpiling-processed-food-in-case-of-no-deal-brexit/

The good old times!

(Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebornandbred/3476358542/)

Half of EU business leaders cut UK investment over Brexit – survey

Half of EU business leaders cut UK investment over Brexit – survey:

Boris Johnson: “Fuck business!”

Businesses: “Fuck Britain!

100,000 attend London anti-Brexit march

100,000 attend London anti-Brexit march:

Steve Darling‏ @cllrsdarling via twitter

^  Chris Leslie (@ChrisLeslieMP) via twitter

Revealed: plans for Doomsday Brexit

Revealed: plans for Doomsday Brexit:

Apparently people in the UK are shocked to discover that shop shelves will be empty after only a few days. 

This comes to no surprise to me, and it should’t to anybody else. Below some pictures I took of what supermarkets in Scotland looked like last winter, when slightly heavier than usual snow interrupted the just in time supply chain for only 3 days:

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So if you support hard Brexit, food and fuel shortages is a price you must be willing to pay. And the is not fear-mongering, just an inevitable consequence:

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Couldnt give a shit.

Couldnt give a shit.

British government to host summit on why other countries should join the EU

British government to host summit on why other countries should join the EU:

… is this what you call British sense of humour?

9 of 10 POOREST AREAS in Northern Europe are LOCATED IN the…

Brexit impact on UK car industry

Rather than creating post after post about news of yet more job losses in the UK car industry, I decided to create one entry and keep it periodically updated. Before the EU referendum, experts unanimously agreed that if the UK was to leave the EU it would result in job loses under all scenarios. A so called “hard Brexit” probably resulting in pretty much the end of all UK based industry. 

What was labelled “project fear” at the time, is now becoming bitter reality for thousands losing their jobs:

2017-03-01: Magna hiring 3000 people in Graz, Austria for the production of the new Jaguar (apply here)

2017-03-21: Minis could be latest victim of Brexit as BMW boss hints at moving production out of UK

2017-05-15: UK says Brexit talks with Bentley Motors must remain confidential

2017-07-03: After Brexit, we should just let the UK car factories close

2017-09-11: Brexit Kills Its First Car, But Not The One You Might Think (Mark 8 Golf Cabriolet)

2017-10-02: Eurofound fact sheet Jaguar Land Rover to create 2800 new jobs in Slovakia, EU (click here to apply)

2017-12-17: Magna to build new paint line in Slovenia to support Graz vehicle production

2018-01-22: “Jaguar Land Rover to cut production at Halewood” via the Guardian  (The Halewood plant, in Liverpool, employs around 6,000 people.)

2018-01-22: French President Macron Says Toyota Will Invest 300 Million Euros And Create 700 Jobs At French Plant

2018-01-28: Jaguar Land Rover to create 150 jobs in Shannon, Ireland 

2018-02-08: Japan warns on Brexit: we cannot continue in UK without profit

2018-02-16: Layoffs Arrive in Brexit Britain, and Auto Workers Are Up First

2018-02-23: BMW plans to build electric Minis in China

2018-02-26:  Aston Martin seeks green light for new car in EU not UK due to Brexit uncertainty

2018-03-02: Magana press release – First-Ever All-Electric Jaguar Unveiled at Magna in Graz, Austria

2018-04-13: Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 jobs after ‘slump due to Brexit’,  Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 jobs due to Brexit ‘headwinds’

2018-04-17: Vauxhall to ‘terminate’ entire dealership network as sales plunge – putting 3,800 jobs at risk.

2018-04-20: Nissan to cut hundreds of UK jobs

2018-04-23: Rolls-Royce mulls European move as Brexit deal worries grow

2018-04-26: Jobs lost as dealership shuts doors – 

2018-05-08: Business secretary warns of job losses at Toyota if customs partnership is not adopted – Greg Clark suggests 3,500 jobs at Toyota’s Derbyshire plant could be at risk

… tbc

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Note: This list shows jobs created in the EU as well as the ones lost in the UK. As the timeline shows, hiring people in one location is often followed by layoffs in the UK a year later. Thereby giving a pretty good indication of things to come. 
For example, if JLR is hiring 3000 people in Austria and 2800 in Slovakia, and the Halewood plant just happens to employ around 6000 people, you do the maths.

Here are 70 countries the UK could LOSE trade deals with as a result of Brexit

Here are 70 countries the UK could LOSE trade deals with as a result of Brexit:

Here are the countries and groups of countries the UK already has deals with as part of EU membership:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Caribbean Forum
  • Central American countries
  • Chile
  • Colombia, Peru and Ecuador
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • East African Community
  • Egypt
  • Faroe Islands
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Zimbabwe
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Papua New Guinea and Fiji
  • Republic of Korea
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Southern African Development Community
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
  • West Africa (members of the Economic Community of West African States)

Attend an Open Britain campaign event

Attend an Open Britain campaign event:

Do I have any British followers who want to prefer their children to have a future? There are a lot of events happening this weekend, check out the map in the link. 

I’ll let Mike Galsworthy do the explaining: