Given the clusterf%$# that is Brexit, it’s not surprising that there was someone toiling away in a back office trying to plan for a no-deal scenario.
Well, now that May has been given 6 more months to get nothing done, she has shuttered the office planning for a no-deal.
May is being short sighted and stupid, but I am repeating myself:
Emergency planning for No Deal was called off today after the Brexit delay was written into law.
Civil servants were reportedly told to stand down from urgent meetings meant to ensure the UK is ready to leave the EU without a deal.
The move comes after the Brexit date was moved from April 12 to October 31 following a late-night Brussels summit.
The decision comes as citizens and businesses – including L’Oreal, Tesco and BMW – were continuing to stockpile for No Deal.
Officials had been working around the clock to make sure Britain would not suffer if we crashed out of the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
Government sources today said the work has been put on the back burner now the cliff edge deadline has been pushed back.
A Cabinet source told The Sun: “We’re easing off on the No Deal preparations because it’s not the priority at the moment.
Six more months of incompetence and inaction does not justify abandoning preparation for the worst case.
Not planning for the worst case scenario on something as potentially disruptive as Brexit is governmental malpractice.