My bit on the "Project Frear" Predictions.
Yes, it will be a shitshow.
No we will not see mass deaths, bare supermarket shelves or the apocalypse (probably).
The government has performed some contingency planning, too little, too late, but some.
They will have an emergency response plan, which will kick in and see us just about managing.
This will be achieved through a shit-ton of unpaid overtime by the armed forces, coppers and civil servants.
They will be supported by the various private agencies who deliver "ourtsourced services".
Those agencies don't do unpaid overtime, and are happy to bill treble time plus whatever blank cheque we can dream up.
There will be an extreme focus on ensuring that none of the headline disasters occur badly enough to frighten the horses.
Food will be bussed in in military convoys if necessary.
Hospitals will be staffed to a point where they can pull the Alan Partridge line "On Monday nobody died, on Tuesday nobody died".
It all sounds great so far, country syll managing and worst crises dodged.
Where's the catch?
There are two.
First up: permanent crisis management is a very expensive way to run any organisation.
They'll end up writing cheques for all that triple time - and going cap in hand to the Central European Ba... Oh wait
Second: the massive priority on preventing worst cases mean that the business as usual services get badly neglected.
You'll probably get hospital treatment if you're in a serious car crash, but your granny will on an a 5 year wait for her cataracts.
12 months on, the Mail can drone on about "Project fear remoaner lies - not many people really died".
Meanwhile the budget is disappearing south on contractor and consultant overtime, and basic services are going to pot.