It can’t be true? The home secretary is seriously preparing for “civil disorder leading to widespread unrest” with a “real possibility” that soldiers will be deployed on the streets to cope with “shortages of food, medicines and other goods” as crime rises. It could last for three months, reports the National Police Coordination Centre, and Sajid Javid tells the BBC’s Andrew Marr he agrees: “We need to prepare for all contingencies and it’s absolutely correct.” That’s how low the delinquents in the Conservative party have brought us as they dash headlong for a no-deal Brexit. Last week the Whitehall civil contingencies unit held a two-day emergency meeting, not preparing for war or plague but for the calamity we are deliberately inflicting on ourselves, with no upside. No deal “would not be the end of the world”, says the prime minister: that’s a rather low bar. There is a certain grim merriment to be had from the Brexiteers’ inability to set out any plan for leaving the EU. All these decades of Europhobia and still no publishable Brexit blueprint. With only 200 days left they had to shelve Jacob Rees-Mogg’s 140-page European Reform Group plan at the last minute. What they… Read full this story
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