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LONDON — No need to panic. Or maybe there is — just a little.

Britain on Thursday offered a snapshot of a nation trying to come to grips with a possible “no-deal” exit from the European Union — meaning it would be cut loose without any prearranged pacts on trade, travel and security with its longtime partners.

British officials have long promised this was unlikely, because it would introduce a mountain of costly red tape, tariffs and friction at the borders.

But the government has now released its first “technical notices” on how British citizens and businesses might be wise to prepare for the country’s possible crash out of the E.U. next year without a divorce settlement in place.

For weeks, there has been a string of doomsday scenarios in the British news media about what could happen if Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiators fail to strike an agreement with Brussels.

There has been speculation — floated by think tanks, business lobbies and hospital administrators — a “no-deal Brexit” could create total havoc.


Dominic Raab, the British secretary of state for exiting the European Union, arrives to deliver a speech in London on Thursday. (Luke MacGregor/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Imagine, they say, days-long traffic jams at the ferry ports and Euro-tunnel; empty shelves at the grocery markets; shortages of fuel and medicines; chaos at the airport immigration booths; and police locked out of cross-border databases about terror suspects.

[British farmers worry: Who will pick the fruit after Brexit?]

There have also been stories about a “sandwich famine” and the British Army — seriously — being deployed to suppress civil unrest.

Last month, the British Sandwich Association warned a no-deal Brexit could affect the range of luncheon items on offer if it became harder to import out-of-season ingredients with a short shelf-life, like lettuce and tomatoes.

It did not help matters that, on Thursday, the government itself also warned the 3,000 or so units of donor sperm from Denmark delivered to Britain each year might also be slowed down — as transports of human tissue and cells, in a no-deal scenario, would require new written agreements with the relevant E.U. licensed establishments.

“Let me assure you that, contrary to one of the wilder claims, you will still be able to enjoy a BLT after Brexit, and there are no plans to deploy the army to maintain food supplies,” said Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab after the release of 148 pages in 25 advisories, the first tranche of 80 documents on a possible no-deal world.

But Thursday’s advisories — even after being reportedly softened by the government — still conjure up a lot of hassle, added cost and dysfunction.

In the past, May and her pro-Brexit cabinet repeatedly assured Britain a sweet deal with Brussels was just around the corner.

Now government ministers say it is about 50-50 chance of a favorable Brexit deal.

The British public is even less optimistic, according to the most recent polling.

In its first papers on a no-deal Brexit, May’s government warned the cost of credit card payments between the Britain and Europe will probably increase and so will the cost of Internet purchases — totaling in the billions — from Europe.
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I guess that protectonist policy wasn't well thought out?
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Britain on Thursday offered a snapshot of a nation trying to come to grips with a possible “no-deal” exit from the European Union — meaning it would be cut loose without any prearranged pacts on trade, travel and security with its longtime partners.

British officials have long promised this was unlikely, because it would introduce a mountain of costly red tape, tariffs and friction at the borders.

But the government has now released its first “technical notices” on how British citizens and businesses might be wise to prepare for the country’s possible crash out of the E.U. next year without a divorce settlement in place.
The time from the Brexit vote to time they officially leave the EU will be 3+ years...

For the British government to NOT have "prearranged pacts on trade, travel and security" or a "divorce settlement in place" is gross negligence...

It's almost as if this is done on purpose to punish the British citizens for voting they way the establishment didn't want them to...
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The time from the Brexit vote to time they officially leave the EU will be 3+ years...

For the British government to NOT have "prearranged pacts on trade, travel and security" or a "divorce settlement in place" is gross negligence...

It's almost as if this is done on purpose to punish the British citizens for voting they way the establishment didn't want them to...
pro brexits are in power. and Theresa may certainly doesn't want to 'punish' the country about it.
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pro brexits are in power. and Theresa may certainly doesn't want to 'punish' the country about it.
The quote you show is...

A) words

B) said right after the vote

Since then, the ACTIONS (or, in this case, INACTIONS) tell a very different story...
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The quote you show is...

A) words

B) said right after the vote

Since then, the ACTIONS (or, in this case, INACTIONS) tell a very different story...
well I would surmise she is incompetent in that area not deliberately trying to hurt her country. I have no affection for her, believe her to be pretty far into white supremacy for my taste, but getting out of brexet evidently involves a lot of interwoven laws and treaties as well as just 'all for one and one for all'.
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