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#556153
It's very bloody scary. "These are exciting & challenging opportunities..." "These roles are to provide support to the local resilience community to develop, test & exercise plans for the mitigation of any disruption following our exit from the EU." Baseball bat provided.

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The Red Arrow wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:31 pm
It's very bloody scary. "These are exciting & challenging opportunities..." "These roles are to provide support to the local resilience community to develop, test & exercise plans for the mitigation of any disruption following our exit from the EU." Baseball bat provided.

Were the job in the developing world, they'd call it "Disaster Response Coordinator".
#556247


The whole piece is good (as you'd expect from Dunt) but the most interesting bit is this...
There is concrete evidence of a shift in people's Brexit positions across the Remain/Leave divide which will not please the ERG crowd.

Remainers are hardening. Eighteen per cent of the Remainers who would have accepted an EEA-type deal last year are now backing staying in the EU. In total, 88% of them want to either stay in the EU or the EEA.

Leavers, meanwhile, are softening. Thirty-four per cent of them would accept an EEA deal now, up from 24% last year. The number wanting customs union but not single market membership fell from 19% to 16%. The number supporting no-deal fell from 44% to 39%.

What's fascinating is that the most popular option - EEA membership - is not supported by any national political party. The second most popular option - Remain - is only backed by the Liberal Democrats. The Labour party position of maintaining membership of the customs union but not the single market is backed by just 11%.

Political parties lack either the ability or interest to reflect the views of the public. This could be because the Brexit faultline cut across their support in a way that distorts the policy positions they feel able to put forward. Or it could be because they are lost in the same misleading tribal, bait-and-switch dogfight as everyone else. But the fact that the most popular options are considered unsayable by the political class suggests something has gone terribly wrong in this country.
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#556253
Ironic, really, given the narrative of Brexit, exploited by the worst of our political class, has been that 'the people haven't been listened to'.

We've just traded one set of elites for another, and the latter are thicker.
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#556336
Since then, various reports have also emerged that Esther McVey, the work and pensions secretary, and Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary, neither of whom attended the meeting, are also considering their positions
#556339
KevS wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:46 pm


It's going well.
I love these sources......"ready to quit"....... either quit or don't

Rats on The Titanic, the fucking lot of them!!!!!!
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