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“Stand back and stand by.”— Trump’s orders to American Nazis, 9/29/2020

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Brexit Crash-out May Be Interesting

The British government, under orders from Parliament, published the Operation Yellowhammer contingency assessment. It's only eight pages.

Some acronym help:
  • HGV = Heavy Goods Vehicle.  AKA lorries.
  • BDG = Border Delivery Group.  It's an inter-agency Bristish group that sprang into existence to figure out how to go from essentially no border to a hard border.
  • SEM - Single Electricity Market, which serves Ireland, both the Irish and British parts.
  • DHSC = Dept. of Health and Social Care.
  • DEFRA = Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • HMT = Her Majesty's Treasury.
  • DCMS = Dept. for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
  • HO/NSS = Home Office National Security Strategy.
  • UKN = United Kingdom Nationals; the poor buggers who reside in or retied to EU nations.
  • HMG = Her Majesty's Government.
  • DWP = Dept. for Work and Pensions.
  • FCO = Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • BEIS = Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
  • NIO/NICS - may have something to do with insurance.
  • DA - beats me.
  • LA - Probably not places the bureaucrats would rather be than have to deal with this shit.
If you want to know what any of the above agencies, look them up on yer own.

Biggest "No shit, Sherlock statement: "Low income groups will be disproportionately affected by any price rises in food and fuel."


CenterPuke88 said...

Best reporting data is that a previous copy of this report leaked is almost identical except...”Worst case” was previously called “Base Case”, implying they changed the language before release to make it sound less badish...the redacted section was previously (the rest matches the leaked version by over 98%):

“15. Facing EU tariffs makes petrol exports to the EU uncompetitive. Industry had plans to mitigate the impact on refinery margins and profitability but UK Government policy to set petrol import tariffs at 0% inadvertently undermines these plans. This leads to significant financial losses and announcement of two refinery closures (and transition to import terminals) and direct job losses (about 2000). Resulting strike action at refineries would lead to disruptions to fuel availability for 1-2 weeks in the regions directly supplied by the refineries.“

0_0 said...

If the people of the UK want to leave the EU- I would rather stay in and deal with problems, but I'm not one of them- , their their own government should be able to do it without fucking them over because reasons.

Glenn Kelley said...

Nio/Nics are a nicotine derived pesticide that is controversial as it is linked to declining bee populations .