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To wonder why we aren't rioting in the streets?

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Danniz Wed 11-Jul-18 22:35:35

So:
The government is about to begin stockpiling processed food in case the country is plunged into chaos by a “no deal” Brexit.
In just over half a year the UK is going to be wrecked for decades to come. We're looking at rationing, for God's sake. Power cuts. Mass unemployment. The loss of our employment and human rights. The new Health Secretary has allegedly received 10s of 1000s from the head of a thinktank that wants to abolish the NHS. There is no plan for the future. Not even the most ardent of the Brexiter politicians that got us into this mess are pretending that we aren't looking at massive economic and social problems.
Isn't it time for us as ordinary citizens who, with our children, will pay for this fiasco to start demonstrating, meeting our MPs, doing anything else that might possibly help to stop this? I don't just mean the demonstration that took place in London, and the others around the country - I mean serious numbers of people, making their voices heard. Because we will all suffer the very serious consequences of this mess.

NewYearNewMe18 Wed 11-Jul-18 22:36:36

Source you information please.

skippy67 Wed 11-Jul-18 22:37:23

Because they've got their country back.

Danniz Wed 11-Jul-18 22:37:27

In the Sun today.

MissusGeneHunt Wed 11-Jul-18 22:38:16

I don't think any transition out of Europe will be easy but isn't this catastrophising a little? Sources would be good....

MissusGeneHunt Wed 11-Jul-18 22:38:44

Oh well, it must be true then....

JuniperBeer Wed 11-Jul-18 22:38:49

Ahh yes. The Sun. The bible of journalism.
Oh please.

MissusGeneHunt Wed 11-Jul-18 22:40:16

What Juniper said. In buckets.

Ooh look, there's Elvis....

argumentativefeminist Wed 11-Jul-18 22:40:37

I totally agree with you OP about where Brexit is heading, it isn't going to be pretty, but at the end of the day, mass physical political participation is severely low here for lots of reasons. I dont think any cause short of "literally stop the apocalypse" could change that, and Brexit isn't at that level yet.

ItchyBitchFace Wed 11-Jul-18 22:41:35

Ah..the S*n...

Whatthefoxgoingon Wed 11-Jul-18 22:41:54

Your source is the Sun?

Jesus wept.

Danniz Wed 11-Jul-18 22:42:06

The Sun broke the story about stockpiling, but many other papers are running it.
Why don't you deal with the question, instead of shouting "Fake News" at anyone / any newspapers that say something you'd rather they didn't.

Ivorbig1 Wed 11-Jul-18 22:42:40

The Sun you say, I’ll just check my crystal ball and get back to you.

Applepudding2018 Wed 11-Jul-18 22:43:20

Oh ..... thought this was going to be about the World Cup ......

argumentativefeminist Wed 11-Jul-18 22:44:37

It's in the Independent online too. inews.co.uk/news/politics/the-government-is-about-to-start-stockpiling-processed-food-in-case-of-no-deal-brexit/

The associated stockpiling of drugs and "business goods" have also been covered by the Sunday Times and the Financial Times. It isn't all a massive conspiracy theory, although the sun article probably does overexaggerate a bit as usual, but that's only one of the issues at stake.

MissusGeneHunt Wed 11-Jul-18 22:45:11

OK OP, post a link to a credible journo's article, I'll go and read it and come back and comment.

54321go Wed 11-Jul-18 22:45:25

If you were to check the references to most of the articles written over the last 2 years or more, mostly labelled as 'project fear', then think forward about what they were saying you might just start to get an inkling of how bad things may well get.
The Sun is very late in the day mentionng these things but if you take some of the hyperbole out is essentially correct.

Danniz Wed 11-Jul-18 22:45:58

You do get it that most of our processed food comes from the EU? And that we don't have any kind of agreement or any prospect of any kind of agreement with the EU yet?
So why do you find it so hard to believe that the government has (finally) started stockpiling?

SaltyPeanut Wed 11-Jul-18 22:46:06

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Blaablaablaa Wed 11-Jul-18 22:47:10

Your source is the sun 😂😂😂 seriously come back when you have some serious, credible information and research instead of scaremongering hyperbole

BuggeringNora Wed 11-Jul-18 22:47:49

inews.co.uk/news/politics/the-government-is-about-to-start-stockpiling-processed-food-in-case-of-no-deal-brexit/

Story from inews for all the smartarses.
A 5 second google would have thrown up numerous other sources reporting this story.

54321go Wed 11-Jul-18 22:48:04

If anyone wants links and discussion going back over the last 2 yoars you only need to go to the Westmomistenders threads on 'Other stuff' /Brexit.

Danniz Wed 11-Jul-18 22:48:38

I can't stand Momentum - stop trying to deflect attention with your Fake News / Momentum crap.

argumentativefeminist Wed 11-Jul-18 22:48:46

Credible link provided above to The Independent. No saints, but not the sun. The journo in question seems to have been writing for them for a while on heavy and serious political stuff.

user1484247439 Wed 11-Jul-18 22:49:07

What would these masses of people be saying? If it's not to leave I think you'd find more people saying they must. That's what the vote was for.

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