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Brexit Was Always Going to Be An Idealistic Train Wreck – But Now It’s Even Worse

Fail to plan, well you know the rest

Brexit was always a macabre comedy. We have stumbled from one blunder to another. Applied smoke and mirrors during negotiations because we lacked any defendable position. Used the word unfair a lot. Gone to Brussells with threats and returned with absolutely nothing. The EU actually have a defensible negotiating stance. Unfair to be that prepared. wouldn’t you say? If it wasn’t going to be hard enough clawing our way from under the rubble of failed negotiations, we now have been deeply layered by manure. It’s a Covid addition. You can argue we weren’t to know, but that’s the problem with crap plans. They’re, well crap.

This morning the government announced crisis talks to avoid pre Christmas food shortages. Merry Christmas and a happy Brexit might complete the announcement.

No Food and Possibly Vaccine

The new strain has worried mainland Europe to the extent that they have effectively closed not only personal travel but trading routes. The ones which carry just in time food for our shops. It was timely for the government to tell food stores to stock up. Let’s hope they listened.

Not only are we locked down in our homes, bubbles burst, but we may also be facing food shortages. And a lot of other stuff for that matter. Germany has put these new measures in place until the end of January. Belgium and France are still deciding the length of their embargo. The vaccine comes from Belgium. Where’s that? Greasy spoon outside Calais?

Needless to say, it looks like this will stretch past our decree absolute with our former partner the EU. It was always going to be a challenge to sort out how something as dysfunctional as the no-deal Brexit would work. Let’s inject a little reality into the picture; it wasn’t ever going to work. There are many in the train’s first-class carriage slamming down lashings of Port who don’t want it too. They most likely have their wish, we will proceed from chaos to complete shambles in one move.

If incompetent politicians weren’t enough

We are not in a good place. The Brexiteers who told us a little pain was necessary to get to nirvana and a trade deal with Equatorial Guinea, are about to perform surgery without anaesthesia. It’s probably a good thing we aren’t having people round for Christmas. We wouldn’t be able to feed them.

History tells us that ideologies are dangerous. Only they would think that executing on no plan during a pandemic was good for the country. Not to mention trying to deliver a flawed plan in a perfect environment. It was already highly likely we would feel that good Brexit pain in 2021 and lots of it. Given the current state of our borders, that’s guaranteed and there may be much worse to follow.