Airbus Chief Makes Obvious Statement Of Obviousness About Brexit Obviousness

We’ve been told, among other Remoaner lies, that leaving the European Union would mean Airbus abandoning their manufacturing in this country. Even, that the moment we have the temerity to leave then all those engineers at Filton, in Wales (look, it’s in Wales, who cares where?) will be abandoned to the dole queue as Johnny Foreigner legs it.

This isn’t, of course, what is going to happen. For the rather simple reason that Britain – or plants in Britain perhaps – make the wings for Airbus planes and as these things work out planes without wings aren’t regarded as hugely useful.…

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One Day Someone Will Actually Please Polly Toynbee

We must be careful here for the meaning is not quite someone will one day pleasure Polly Toynbee. She has children so we must assume that happened at some point. Rather, someone will manage to take a political action – one not previously insisted upon by Polly that is – which will please her, provide her with pleasure.

That day isn’t today, obviously:

Stop all those clocks in Downing Street, counting down to the Halloween Brexit.

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Brexit – Why Would Anyone Want Singapore On Thames?

Agreed, I’d not put too, too, much weight on the World Bank and their purchasing power parity calculations but still. We’re asked a question and it’s worth trying to provide an answer:

It’s clear that the government wants to pursue radical de-regulation on everything from worker to environmental, social and financial protections. Their goal is Singapore-on-Thames where they can show contempt for international norms and standards on every imaginable issue, and depart from previously hallowed ground on matters such as the NHS.

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The Brexit Effect On Migrants Dying In Lorries

It was, of course, appalling that 39 people froze to death while being smuggled into the UK. This was indeed a result of the fact that we have immigration restrictions. Then again, a rich country with a welfare system is always going to have immigration restrictions, free movement cannot happen in the presence of a money tree.

A slightly different worry though. Upon Brexit then we Britons will be out of the EU’s specialist unit on people smuggling.…

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Operation Yellowhammer – Brexit Will Cause Traffic Jams!

The Times has seen the Operation Yellowhammer document. That’s the series of the worst things that can – will – happen if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on October 31. Guess what will happen?

Traffic jams.

Yes, very serious, we all agree, we’d better call it off.

France will impose EU mandatory controls on UK goods on Day 1 of No Deal and has built infrastructure and IT systems to manage and process customs declarations and to support a risk-based control regime.

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Gina Miller Is Now Arguing That Having – And Winning – An Election Is Undemocratic

Gina Miller now tells us that Boris isn’t going to prorogue Parliament in order to sneak Brexit through. He’s going to dissolve Parliament by making sure an election happens. And this is profoundly undemocratic apparently. You know, to have an election?

Unsaid in the letter, but streaming through it like shafts of light through a broken roof, Johnson’s plan of action – doubtless guided by the arch-Brexiter svengali Dominic Cummings – is clearly to call an election and dissolve parliament as soon as the beginning of next month, with polling at some point after the existing Brexit day of 31 October.

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For Polly Toynbee- But The Destruction Of UK Farming Is Exactly How Brexit Was Sold

Polly Toynbee tells us that a Brexit to full on free trade would be the death of the current system of British farming. She’s entirely right, it would be. She also tells us that this wasn’t how Brexit was sold – which is her error. For this is exactly how it was sold. I do in fact know this, I was one of the people doing the selling. And I’ve been shouting for well over a decade now that a major benefit of Brexit would be that we could repeal our modern day Corn Laws and all enjoy substantially cheaper food.…

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The Guardian Pumps Up Project Fear Over Brexit And Food Supplies

The Guardian has rather a nice set of graphics about food supplies and the connection between the EU and us here in the UK. They’re also pumping up the Project Fear nonsense:

With Boris Johnson claiming he will take Britain out of the EU by 31 October “do or die”, the UK’s reliance on EU food is a major risk. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK would be obliged under World Trade Organization rules to impose average food import tariffs of 22% and conduct product inspections, leading to delays and shortening the shelf-life of products.

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Today’s Project Fear On Brexit Response – C’Est La Connerie

Project Fear tells us that the moment we actually leave the European Union then the country will grind to a halt. Brexit will cause medicines to be undelivered, food to be undeliverable. We’ll all fall over from plague and starvation as Dover, Ramsgate, Harwich, Felixstowe and all jam up with lorries awaiting their paperwork checks.

At which point someone who actually knows about the subject under discussion:

No-deal lorry mayhem at Dover and Calais? ‘C’est la bullsh**’ replies French ports chief

Reasonably emphatic, isn’t he?…

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Gove’s Rapid Response Unit On Brexit

This should be easy enough, Michael Gove is setting up a rapid response unit to counter the lies and falsehoods being spread about a no deal Brexit:

Michael Gove will launch a new ‘rapid rebuttal unit’ at the heart of Government on Monday to provide instant responses to “media myths and half-truths” about the risks of a no-deal Brexit. The new Response Unit will be run by civil servants in the Cabinet Office and will ensure that “the public and businesses are not being alarmed by scare stories or falsehoods “, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

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