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There Will Be Adequate Food

Posted on July 25, 2018 by

We’ve just been leaked this short clip of a secret UK government exercise preparing for the week after Brexit.

We’re sure everything will be fine and no drastic measures will be required.

It’s all fine.

It’s all fine.

It’s all fine.

It’s all fine.

It’s all fine.

It’s all fine.

It’s all fine.

It’s all fine.

It’s all fine.

IT’S ALL FINE.

In this big red bus, presumably.

Still, as long as things don’t get TOO serious.

But we’ve just checked, and in fact everything’s still fine.

 

Phew, eh?

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    1. defo says:

      How many fingers am i holding up Winston ?

    2. Wulls says:

      Phew….. I’m fuckin glad I read all them assurances.
      The post is bang on because I have personal experience of one of the biggest warehouses in Scotland, RAF Edzell being completely soaked up by the Clair Ridge offshore construction overspill.
      This place is huge, around ( guestimate) 20 football fields.
      Where more warehousing to “stockpile” is coming from I have no clue

    3. Truth says:

      Well, I’m reassured!

    4. Ken500 says:

      After Thatcher and Major came Blair who illegally bombed the Middle East to bits and Brown who destroyed the world economy. Cost £Billions. Caused the worst migration crisis since 11WW. Now Brexit. The unionists policies trying to bring the world economy down again. Sanctioning and starving people. Less taxes for the wealthiest. They could not make a bigger mess. A shambles. Armageddon. One as bad as the other. Unbelievable.

    5. Grev says:

      Whorehouses?! God, nobody’s job is safe!

    6. handclapping says:

      Not only fine but strong and stable too!

      I’m old enough to remember whale meat on sale in Edinburgh and it wasn’t on the ration. Shades of Salvesen’s whaling fleet out of Leith.

    7. Greg says:

      WAREhouses! Sorry, as you were, it’s all fine….

    8. ScottieDog says:

      This all smells of the shock doctrine – create a crisis and when people are most vulnerable, usher in a ‘new normal’.

    9. Marcia says:

      Is this the Tories idea of getting everyone to lose weight?

    10. handclapping says:

      Of course it will be fine
      Nobody is to know what medicines are in short supply so we can say its all the hypertensives and kill off half the old folk which will benefit the NHS as well as DWP.
      The starvation will kill off the obesity epeidemic that is costing the NHS so much and when we do get round to sensible rationing then like in ’39-45 people will be so much fitter as well.
      All we need now is a Beast from the East on and after 29 March next to get rid of the homeless problem and the new leaner sleeker Britain will be good to go

    11. Capella says:

      Long hot summer.

      I would stockpile but I fear the marauding hordes from the nearest metropolis would fan out around the countyside hunting for food and toilet roll. There wouldn’t be a docken left in all of Aberdeenshire.

      Easier option – have Indyref2 and save ourselves the nightmare of BREXIT with the Tories.

    12. Al Dossary says:

      Classic – although the “everything is fine” did start to grate a but after the 2nd iteration.

      On reality – what hope do we have. We can not even get through from Dec 25th to the 26th every year without emptying the supermarket shelves of bread. Christ alone knows what would happen if they ever went back to the 2 day new year holiday!

    13. Luigi says:

      Aye, some serious expectation management going on methinks.

      Take us to the edge (apparently), then suddenly May comes back with the worst deal imaginable and……. it’s hailed as a great victory.

      Something has already been stitched up with the EU IMO. It’s just such a crap deal for the UK that we have to be scared into thinking we dodged a far worse bullet so maybes, just maybes it will be accepted. It will be the softest of deals, May will capitulate (cos she has no choice) and it will be dressed up as a great victory to save face. Customs union in all but name. Paying the EU the same (or more) and with no place at the table. We go from being a full voting member of the EU to being an EU colony. Thank you, Mr Cameron.

      Good luck with that one. 🙂

    14. jimnarlene says:

      Brexit, is a clusterfuck of gargantuan proportions.

    15. Josef Ó Luain says:

      The structural steel for what looks like a very sizable warehouse is nearing completion at a recently derelict site on Renfrew Road in Paisley. It’s unlikely to be a new factory or anything remotely productive. Only saying …

    16. Reluctant Nationalist says:

      Just shat myself.

    17. galamcennalath says:

      Impending doom? Easily solved. IndyRef2 soon, them be gone by March 2019.

      Not possible? Then consider the alternative which might be unfolding! Where there’s a will, there a way out.

    18. Macart says:

      They really are trying very hard not to say the… WORD. You know, the one you use when there’s not enough of a thing to go around? The ‘R’ word.

      Rationing.

      But still, fine etc. FFS!

    19. Graeme J McAllan says:

      Seems like we’re being scared/threatened – there’s eff all we can do about it, so let’s try Independence and let the European boffins deal with the small print – I may be an old romantic, but I have more faith in the EU than Londonshire 😉

    20. yesindyref2 says:

      Meanwhile back in the real world, the 3 most popular stories at the moment on the Herald are:

      1 Burnley faces UEFA sanction after failing to get to Scotland on time for Europa League match
      2 Brendan Rodgers: Celtic need to spend big money to improve on last season – and we simply can’t do it
      3 Football on TV: Where to watch Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Hibs in Europe this week

      Perhaps football clubs could be turned into warhouses? Maybe arenas where gladiators fight it out for a square meal?

      (meant warehouses but the mis-spell does seem more appropriate)

    21. Jock McDonnell says:

      Next time somebody mentions a certain party’s ‘actions’ in 1979, just remind them of the role labour played in bringing Mrs Thatcher to power, by being so bloody unelectable that people voted Tory.

      Fully expect a few more votes leaking from brexit once the middle classes get back from The euro mainland in August. Stroll into Spain, France, wherever, q like cattle at the ‘uk border’ on the way back.

    22. Capella says:

      Wimbledon would be a good warehouse. The Centre Court has a roof and it won’t be needed for a year.

    23. Ian McCubbin says:

      It is simple Scotland leaves the UK after the shambolic Court of Session trial on the Union. Either way it is judged we become independent.

    24. Calum McKay says:

      A constant runs through politics in Scotland and uk, tories can”t be trusted on anything, what ever they say, the opposite will happen.

      Clyde ship yard workers will all to,sadly recognise this of all days, time their shop stewards learned this too.

    25. Liz g says:

      Obviously the stock piles are on the oil rigs
      The oil having run out or no worth anything… they Riggs are jist daeing nothin anywie….
      The broad shoulders or Westminster will pit them tae use???
      Luck us

    26. Capella says:

      What about the Dome? The Barbican? All these opera houses in London could be warehousing the bonfire of the vanities. Leave one open so they can play Gotterdammerung on a loop.

      Free tickets with bovril – oops there will be no bovril.
      HoL champers with canapes?

    27. Golfnut says:

      I think whoever was given the job of planning all this, must have misheard somehow and thinks they’re supposed to be organising a piss up in a brewery, or something.

      Warehousing and distribution is geared to operate ‘ just in time ‘. Nobody stock piles. From food to car parts. The costs involved in changing that would break most small businesses and quite a few major pc’s. What a mess.

    28. Liz g says:

      Scottie Dog @ 8.11
      Aye…. Problem, Reaction, Solution…
      As auld as Methuselah and doccumted in Machiavelli’s The Prince .

      See when I’m Queen of Scotland… that book is gonnay be required reading… I shit ye not.

      Getting Angry now at the way people are being played!!!!!

    29. Arbroath1320 says:

      Why is everyone panicking?

      Did someone from the M.O.D. forget to give Feartie the news?

      Don’t tell me Feartie is STILL in the dark about the imminent closure of R.A.F. Scampton! Once the Red Spudgies Arrows leave there will be acres of storage space. No problems to worry about peeps.

      On a personal note can I just say that my first two containers stuffed to the gunnels have arrived. No shortages of pop corn or Irn Bru for me … at least for a few months. ;D

      Other containers are, I an reliably informed on their way. 😀

    30. Certainly do its bit for the anti obesity campaign if nothing else.9

    31. Thepnr says:

      “STILL GAME – Let’s Play Panic Buy”

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYHwSE3wThA

    32. ben madigan says:

      @ galamcennalath who says:
      “Where there’s a will, there a way out”.

      That’s what my dad always taught us – “an intelligent person finds a way out of an intolerable situation, whatever the cost”.

      i’ll repeat – “whatever the cost” because in every case s/he is better out than in

      Think about this message, people! from Galamcennalath and me!

    33. Ian Brotherhood says:

      If the landed gentry and their urban ilk really believe that the lower orders will allow them to Carry On Regardless while we rob and eat one another until we’ve barely the strength to forage for nettles in local parks, they’d better think again.

    34. rongorongo says:

      For more of Edinburgh based author, Charlie Stross, I’d recommend his blog post from today “That Sinking Feeling“. I would love to think he is being alarmist. I don’t.

    35. Thepnr says:

      “The main thing is not to panic!!” LOL

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWx2a5x-L9c

    36. Liz g says:

      Ian Brotherhood @ 10.16
      Well said….
      They forget that we are no illiterate peasants anymore.. and haven’t been for quite some time!

    37. yesindyref2 says:

      Well, if anything can turn the British public against a no-deal Brexit or even any Brexit, this is it.

      I wonder who blew the whistle on the stockpiling ploy?

    38. Robert Peffers says:

      Arrrgh! Bloody comment went off before I could stop it!

      Here’s the right cite:-

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR0lOtdvqyg

    39. ronnie anderson says:

      Ah some of us remember those heady days of swimming in the wine lakes & climbing the beef n butter mountains of the common Market , still ah kin dey wie tightening ma belt ah bit lol.

    40. Sarah says:

      @Liz g at 8.18 on previous thread but you’re now on this one!

      I agree the word “independence” should be less prominent. Why not “Take back control” instead! Scotland has as much right as England to run our united kingdom and is entitled to withdraw from same without asking permission from Westminster.

      But how to get a majority of Scottish voters to agree when we’re not allowed our own broadcasting? There is no time now to go through international courts to get permission for a Scottish TV/radio – Brexit horrors are with us NOW so we must have a referendum declared now, to be held in 2 months time.

      That is long enough for our campaign [if Rev has the WBB print run set up!] but too short for Westminster to get seriously dangerous – I hope.

      I shall be at the Inverness march [with Yes Ullapool & Lochbroom banner] hoping to convince Scot Gov that NOW is the Time for the referendum. It is the first march I’ve been on in my life – I hope I won’t need to go on many more.

    41. Danny says:

      Josef Ó Luain says:
      25 July, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      “The structural steel for what looks like a very sizable warehouse is nearing completion at a recently derelict site on Renfrew Road in Paisley.”

      Hi Josef,

      I am almost certain that that building is a new state of the art Aldi’s.

    42. Chick McGregor says:

      OTish
      Not entirely sure if this is genuinely Private Eye’s next cover or if the spoofers are being spoofed but it is a must share:

      https://scontent.fkul10-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37744592_2121335378114529_6936452902655361024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=79aea9dd4ef36e70a1b029b37968653a&oe=5C0BD41A

    43. Ealasaid says:

      After struggling to change some No minds towards Independence since before 2014, some friends have contacted me in recent days asking about the Yes side and how to get out of the UK!

      They had just been watching and reading MSM and been disgusted at the contempt shown to Scotland and the current Brexit shambles is well beyond the last straw.

      The tide is beginning to turn, even with the MSM.

    44. Dave McEwan Hill says:

      Chick McGregor at 11.14

      That’s it, Chick

    45. Rock says:

      Sadly, a majority of Scots will still be led to believe in “Better Together” in suffering as in the World Wars.

      If Nicola had not spectacularly squandered a once in a 1000 years golden opportunity by wasting more than a year flogging a dead horse – a separate deal for Scotland which was never going to happen – Scotland would have been preparing to be an independent country as a member of the EU in March 2019.

      Rock (16th January 2017 – “The flexibility of figures”):

      “If Brexit happens, there is a 0% chance of the colony of Scotland remaning a member or getting a special deal.

      Anyone, including Nicola, who gives the impression that Scotland could somehow influence the Brexit terms or get a special deal is being dishonest.

      Nicola should have spent the last seven months preparing for independence rather than wasting time on pretending that there could be a separate Scottish deal.

      The Rev. Stuart Campbell had written:

      “1. THERE WILL BE NO SEPARATE SCOTTISH DEAL

      You know there won’t, we know there won’t, everyone and their dog knows there won’t.””

    46. Danny says:

      What happened to that British Bulldog spirit?

      All this fuss over a wee bit of rationing.

      Am only kiddin !

      But that is what some Brexiteers are coming out with now.

    47. Highland Wifie says:

      Maybe creating panic buying is the only way they can shift all that stuff with the butcher’s apron on it. Just saying.

    48. Thepnr says:

      @Rock

      LOL you really are a sad old wet fart but you do cheer me up 🙂

    49. Hamish100 says:

      the treason Act of 1372 to be updated! That will apply to England only then? Interestingly how hard the bbc GMS walla’s this morning kept referring to Elizabeth 1st missing the England bit out. We are 1 country after all- Engerland.

    50. Danny says:

      Trump signs Trade Deal with the EU.

      Where does that leave Brexit England?

    51. Hamish100 says:

      rock in a hard place

      If Nicola had not spectacularly squandered a once in a 1000 years golden opportunity by wasting more than a year flogging a dead horse

      Rock away and count your toes again — once in a thousand , hundreds of years, mark of the beast 666 or buy an abacus. Mind you, your fantasy world keeps you off the street.

    52. ben madigan says:

      @ The Rev. Stuart Campbell who wrote:

      “1. THERE WILL BE NO SEPARATE SCOTTISH DEAL

      There won’t be unless . . . .

    53. Thepnr says:

      This is what Trump tweeted 12 hours earlier.

      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1021719098265362432

      Man’s a loony.

    54. clan rossy says:

      Chick McGregor at 11.14
      absolutely brilliant i actually pissed myself laughing.
      what are they like eh,
      what are they going to hit us with next
      i know a whole weeks running of oliver
      on dear old auntie and with our old favourite song
      food glorious food .
      just the thought of it makes me want to cry

    55. yesindyref2 says:

      @Thepnr
      I could be wrong as I’ve never looked at his twitter, but I think that’s a spoof.

    56. Thepnr says:

      @yesindyref2

      No this one is no spoof, it’s the real deal if you have 53.3 MILLION followers.

    57. Thepnr says:

      The latest tweet 10 minutes ago is a an absolute peach.

      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1022248383531163648

    58. yesindyref2 says:

      Anyways, some figures.

      Total MPs 649
      MPs needed for a Gov majority 325
      Sinn Fein who don’t vote 7
      Effective MPs for a Gov majority 321 + speaker

      Conservative MPs 316
      DUP 9
      Effective Gov majority 8

      Scottish MPs 59
      Tories 13
      Non-Tory 46
      Majority against Gov 33

      ————

      Subtract Scotland

      ————

      Total MPs 599
      MPs needed for a Gov majority 295
      Sinn Fein who don’t vote 7
      Effective MPs for a Gov majority 291 + speaker

      Conservative MPs 316
      Effective Gov majority 25

      Enough to cater generally for Tory rebels as well.

      ————

      Does anyone seriously think May wants Scotland to stay in the Union?

    59. call me dave says:

      The Trump & EU trade deal on Big Aunties News site.
      Working towards a deal.

      My old Tory cafe acquaintance & avid Daily Mail reader was very quiet yesterday & today. She is/was a Brexiteer but admits now that it is too complicated and now she doesn’t understand it all

      I’m working on her… 🙂

    60. yesindyref2 says:

      @Thepnr
      All very confusing!

    61. Thepnr says:

      @yesindyref2

      Missed this probably because I don’t watch the telly but the BBC report on US/EU “trade deal” might just have kicked the ladder from under May’s feet.

      Using the full link because there’s a video.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-44961781/donald-trump-and-jean-claude-juncker-had-a-good-meeting?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-map

    62. Petra says:

      When will the BBC, STV and newspapers start imparting what we’ve read / watched on here, which is basically just the tip of the catastrophic iceberg. Most people out there are totally disinterested in tariffs, WTO etc and just switch off. They have no idea how hellish it’s going to be for them in their everyday lives, especially here in Scotland. How much of what’s stockpiled (totally unrealistic) down south will ever make its way to Scotland? And if we get dragged out of the EU we’ll no doubt be competing with NIreland to our detriment too.

      Then if Westminster gets total control we’ll be fracked to death, our NHS will be sold off, farms bought out, GM crops grown, more subs at Faslane / accidents / nuclear waste contamination and rotten food from the US and elsewhere will see our health and food exports decline. And the REST such as heightened surveillance, human rights / workers rights decimated, sectarianism promoted etc, etc, etc. What a bl**dy nightmare.

      Jacob Rees-Mogg, himself, has stated that the no deal Brexit that he wants will lead to a further 50 years of austerity (austerity as we know it now X 10). That is the Mr Mogg who has some of his millions invested in places like Russia and the Irish Republic. No austerity measures for him or his ilk, who are totally intent on destroying this country to line their own pockets. No analysis whatsoever carried out pre-the EU referendum. No plan A, B, C or D. No thought given to the practicalities for the plebs. And all of this on top of a country (England) that’s already up to its neck in debt, imports £131 billion more than it exports and every institution, Police, Education, NHS, Prison Service etc, is currently on its last legs.

      Well I can see the plebs down south going mental if they have problems acquiring food and medicine. Look at how they reacted when the Poll Tax was introduced. Until now the Tories have targeted vulnerable people such as foreigners, the sick, elderly and disabled. They’ll not know what’s hit them when the able-bodied rise up.

      We won’t forget either that the MSM in Scotland (especially the key players) have taken the Mundell stance: lying through their teeth to protect the despicable Union at devastating cost to our wonderful country and its people. Hell mend them.

    63. Capella says:

      May doesn’t want Scotland to stay in the “precious” union. But she wants our oil and fish and whisky and water and energy and maritime boundary and brain power to stay in the union.

      How to achieve that? Neutralise Holyrood and asset strip everything that has any value.

    64. Juan says:

      ScottieDog disaster capitalism, where the already extremely wealthy increase their wealth rapidly and fascism replaces democracy, at the behest of the populace.
      Thatcher couldn’t carry out the full doctrine of the Chicaggo Boys because the English still loved their NHS.
      “Brexit” is not the destination but merely a tool. It’s the ensuing chaos that’ll be used to encourage us all to go to goose stepping class,twice a week. They’ll serve tea and flatbread. It would’ve been crumpets but the Nasty EU foreigners won’t provide the necessary Co2.

      Unless we end the UK soon, in April we’ll find out which Sector we’ll represent. We’ll all get to star in our very own hunger games.

    65. S Fraser says:

      Honest and seriously scary and funny at the worst possible time.

    66. yesindyref2 says:

      @Thepnr
      Well, Trump did say the US has a negative trade balance with the EU, and he does get his way a surprising number of times. The UK is small tatties compared to the EU, and needs the US more than they need the UK.

    67. Dek5 says:

      let’s continue to sit back and watch the crazy Brexiteers self destruct . Scary that we have to share space with them. We can’t let them take us down too.

    68. Valerie says:

      I think we passed the signpost for shock doctrine some way back, scottiedog!

      This week, quite a few signposts passed on the road to authoritarian state, if not fascism. I wouldn’t be surprised if they follow Trump who left the UN Human Rights Council.

      As I’ve said on here previously, I like to see what ordinary folk down south are saying, it’s also noticeable I’m getting a lot of pro EU folk following me. I’m always flying the saltire, and saying they need to come up. They feel relief to see we are like them, and horrified at events. Lots say they are on the hunt for a job up here. More say they will move up if we become independent. We feel disgusted, but it must be awful if you are of our mindset to be down there.

      Not sure when we will get to the sunlit uplands, cos this sure as shit ain’t them!

      BTW, Alyn Smith advised to calm down about no deal, as it was a ploy to ensure acceptance of a rubbish deal. I responded saying – I see your point, and you are in the know, but it’s not like the EU to blow smoke, because they are stepping up prep for no deal.

    69. Petra says:

      Thanks for the 12:02 link Thepnr.

      Trump and Juncker! It just gets worse and worse for Westminster, if that’s at all possible. Theresa and her special relationship? Even Trump the nutter can see what side his bread is buttered on and it’s no wae wee isolated Engerland.

      Maybe he’ll even come round to supporting Independence, do one of his U-turns, when someone gives him some lessons on Scottish history and more so our resources versus England’s. His National Security Advisor, Keith Kellogg, who has far more between his ears, would make for a good tutor. KK who’s granny (Nelly McBride) was born and brought up in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. His granny along with her brothers who absolutely detested Westminster, Royalty etc (unlike Trump’s mother). Detested it so much they cleared off to the US, like millions of others

    70. Liz g says:

      Sarah @ 10.48
      Sorry Hunni…
      Have been popping in and out across all of the threads tonight..

      Anyhoo…
      Hope you enjoy the Inverness march on Saturday.
      But don’t forget the Edinburgh one… If you can make it.
      This is the one that should be the real LAST ever one X

    71. Valerie says:

      The Eu-USA Trade talks are very ironic and must be sickening to Treeza.

      In the same week the new Foreign secretary stood in Berlin and threatened EU yet again about non payment. The same week all of the UK is on fire (literally and metaphorically) about our citizens dying and starving to death over Brexit. What’s the EU response????

      Send old JC off to Washington to appease the bloated Orange One. Mission two fold. Get him to stop shouting about EU ripping them off, and let the UK know they can ram it.

      They are just too clever.

    72. yesindyref2 says:

      Just as a thought for the night.

      As the impact of Brexit starts to hit home, perhaps with the stockpiling of food and medicines finally making an impact, we might have to soften out stance, emphasise, and even sympathise. People can start getting genuinely frightened.

      And now for something compeltely different. Via Cowie’s feed, anyone want to know what our own favourite David Torrance has been up to in his new job? Here’s one:

      https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-8371

      Haven’t read the pdf, I’ll keep that for a rainy day.

    73. liz g says:

      Yesindyref2 @ 1.51
      Well here’s another thought…
      There’s the … Our Queen right or wrong mob
      There’s us….. Half of Scotland holding strong…
      We are that half of Scotland holding because we can see all the positives already.
      We need the People who aren’t all that sure about Holyrood and only Holyrood running thing’s.
      They want to keep the 2 Government option.
      They don’t really get that Westminster is an actual threat to them….
      We should mibbi look at scaring the living shit out of them to choose to stay with Westminster..
      To encourage them to get as far away as possible from that administration.
      That would have looked extreme in 2014… But not anymore!!!

    74. Petra says:

      Interesting yesindyref2! I see that the Union had stability until 2007 with the Labour Party in control in Scotland, lol. No doubt helped by the Magrit Curran’s and Jimmy Hood’s of the world. I wonder what happened after that in Scotland? After 2007?

      I put Torrance’s name in the search engine and it looks as though he’s been very busy, such as released a paper /s on “Strengthening the Union.”

      I’ll take a closer look tomorrow to see what else he’s been up to. Off to bed now.

    75. Petra says:

      Spot on Liz. High time people were given a reality check. The “broad shoulders” of the Union don’t exist. Far from it now. Spineless in fact. Definitely off to bed now.

    76. Reluctant Nationalist says:

      “we might have to soften our stance”

      And there it is. A flicker of concern that maybe, just maybe, some gits are trying too hard to scare the life out of folk with a fantasy doomsday.

      I hope to God it comes true. Gonna getcha. 😉

    77. Liz g says:

      Reluctant Nationalist @ 2.57
      Are you reluctant tae make any sense as well???
      Mibbi yer God Undersood ye pet but ye really need tae stop appealing tae the supernatural, this is a political discussion.
      Who are ye getting?
      Mibbi at this point in time ye should go have a coffee…. and try again later…. much later!

    78. Vestas says:

      So by around 22 October we ought to know how many WTO members object to the Tories delusional trade plans. I’d expect several dozen will object including ALL our major trading markets.

      So by the end of October we will have an idea how fucked the 56% of trade we do outside the EU will be as of 29 March 2019.

      Therefore I can’t honestly see any reason for the SNP to hold off starting the indyref2 process past November. If they do then its time to start calling them out because they’ve bottled it 🙁

    79. Kangaroo says:

      After No Deal Brexit

      UK to EU “Help can we have some food aid?”

      Reply “Let them eat Financial Derivatives”

      Choice ?

    80. gus1940 says:

      Given that most food plus a lot of other things are purchased on a self service basis in supermarkets I would be interested to know how rationing could operate under that system.

      And that’s before we even look at on-line shopping.

    81. Ghillie says:

      Thinking of warehouse space to store supplies for the populace, Buck House has dozens of HUGE airy rooms!

      And we all know how the royal family like to do their bit.

      Seriously though, a thing that really strikes me is how incredibly terrifying this must now be for folk who are ALREADY struggling to feed themselves and their families.

      Brexit and the so called union is so horribly utterly completely fucked up.

    82. Smallaxe says:

      LINKS!
      Only an independent Scottish Government will work for the greater good of the Scottish people;
      https://twitter.com/JohncSeaton/status/1022162939434987520

      Reporting Scotland staff struggle with either understanding simple statistics or with honesty in reporting them;
      https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2018/07/25/reporting-scotland-staff-struggle-with-either-understanding-simple-statistics-or-with-honesty-in-reporting-them/

      Spirit AeroSystems to build new R&D complex in Scotland;
      https://www.aero-mag.com/spirit-aerosystems-to-build-new-rd-complex-in-scotland/

      Maree Todd: The Real Story is About Love;
      https://theorkneynews.scot/2018/07/25/maree-todd-the-real-story-is-about-love/

    83. Smallaxe says:

      Scottish builders stand resilient despite ‘significant headwinds’;
      http://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/27855/scottish-builders-stand-resilient-despite-significant-headwinds/

      UK’s White Paper Raises Many Questions and Crosses EU Red Lines;
      https://www.scer.scot/database/ident-8132

      Scottish Business Strength No.77: Small Scottish construction firms’ growth up 17%;
      https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2018/07/25/scottish-business-strength-no-77-small-scottish-construction-firms-growth-up-17/

      Brexit and the End of the World;
      https://randompublicjournal.com/2018/07/25/brexit-and-the-end-of-the-world/

    84. Smallaxe says:

      The Navy Lark – Opposition MPs and Type 26 frigates;
      http://www.ericjoyce.co.uk/2018/07/the-navy-lark-opposition-mps-and-type-26-frigates/

      Scottish Labour MP’s ‘Clyde yards at capacity’ claim rubbished by trade union official;
      http://indyref2.scot/scottish-labour-mps-clyde-yards-at-capacity-claim-rubbished-by-trade-union-official

      C-raab-it;
      https://itisintruthnotforglory.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/c-raab-it/

      Warning, two Mundell Muppets:
      Scottish Government Need To Buy Pinneys’ Site, State MP And MSP;
      https://www.dgwgo.com/business/scottish-government-pinneys-site/

    85. Smallaxe says:

      NHS England contract with Capita a ‘shambles’ that risked serious harm to patients;
      https://newshoundsnewsround.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/nhs-england-contract-with-capita-a-shambles-that-risked-serious-harm-to-patients/

      Boris Johnson Has Been Privately Talking To Steve Bannon As They Plot Their Next Moves;
      https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lesterfeder/boris-johnson-steve-bannon

      Project Fear is now Project Fact and still we stumble onwards to chaos;
      http://archive.is/DHjiB

      A GP’s emotional plea shows how Tory austerity is killing homeless people;
      http://archive.is/D8waA

    86. Smallaxe says:

      Brazen Paisley emblematic of DUP disregard for accountability;
      https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/brazen-paisley-emblematic-of-dup-disregard-for-accountability-1.3575345

      As a lawyer, I fear @scotgov will lose the #ContinuityBill case. As a politician I think they’ll win by showing the devolved settlement is fatally flawed & only independence would give the Scottish Parliament the power it needs to defend Scotland’s interests;
      https://twitter.com/joannaccherry/status/1022143172695257089

      The exclusion of the SNP from the summaries of poll results is arbitrary, Anglocentric and indefensible;
      http://scotgoespop.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-exclusion-of-snp-
      from-summaries-of.html

      “The UK government was found guilty of grave and systemic violations against disabled people’s rights by @UN” says Ellen Morrison from Disabled People Against Cuts as the @Conservatives are accused of hypocrisy for hosting global disability summit.;
      https://twitter.com/RTUKnews/status/1022086834216738817

    87. Smallaxe says:

      Why has Brexit come to warnings about food and medicine shortages?;
      http://archive.is/gyKjw

      Brussels readies $20 billion in tariffs on US goods ahead of meeting with Trump;
      http://archive.is/8upPe

      No-deal Brexit: the biggest test yet for UK crisis management?
      http://archive.is/WGD99

      Gene-edited plants and animals are GM foods, EU court rules;
      http://archive.is/eQ6dV

    88. Jock McDonnell says:

      What Torrance forgets is it is not Westminster’s remit to strengthen the union.
      It’s for us to tell them either way.

    89. Smallaxe says:

      Wages Are Rising in Europe. But Economists Are Puzzled.;
      http://archive.is/bA2pI

      LATEST: Sealed with a Juncker kiss, Trump says EU and US ‘love each other’;
      https://www.politico.eu/article/after-jean-claude-juncker-donald-trump-kiss-trump-says-eu-and-us-love-each-other/

      Juncker hails ‘major concession’ from US on autos;
      https://www.politico.eu/article/jean-claude-juncker-hails-major-concession-from-us-on-car-tariffs-donald-trump/

      Glasgow 2018: What do you need to know?;
      http://archive.is/qaw6k

    90. Smallaxe says:

      When ISIS’ Call to Arms Falls on the Ears of the Mentally Ill;
      http://archive.is/qruHA

      Ex-chairman of Lloyd’s of London’s devastating letter on Brexit;
      http://archive.is/4Oy4h

      Theresa May: We will deliver a farming policy which supports agriculture;
      http://archive.is/L0ToH

      Documents reveal Thatcher had secret ‘blacklist’ of Scottish nationalists;
      http://archive.is/ztbNh

    91. Smallaxe says:

      UK Jewish newspapers say Labour leader Corbyn poses ‘existential threat’;
      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-politics-labour/uk-jewish-newspapers-say-labour-leader-corbyn-poses-existential-threat-idUSKBN1KF2WZ?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

      Letters: When will farmers wake up to the reality of Brexit?;
      http://archive.is/FPSbY

      Football sex abuse in Scotland: Policies not fit for purpose – report;
      http://archive.is/kD9qE

      ‘The far-right loves Corbyn’: Remainers attack Labour leader for outlining ‘benefits of Brexit’;
      http://archive.is/xJMeA

      Have a great day, Wingers.
      🙂

    92. Robert Louis says:

      Vestas at 0659am,

      Totally agree. I would suggest earlier, however.

    93. galamcennalath says:

      Smallaxe says

      Documents reveal Thatcher had secret ‘blacklist’ of Scottish nationalists;
      http://archive.is/ztbNh

      How times change ….

      ” Also on the blacklist were … people listed …. 45 as fascists.”

      Fascists in public life? Given the turn politics has taken, they seem everywhere now!

    94. starlaw says:

      Where can I buy snare wire and Salmon Roe ?

    95. Highland Wifie says:

      Thanks for links Smallaxe. You have a great day too.
      Looking forward to Saturday’s march. The whole family, including visitors, are being frogmarched there!

    96. haudonthenoo says:

      Long time reader.
      It has become increasingly obvious over the last 12 months just how angry people have become. Just by observing the volume of swearing on this site. I swear a lot anyway but i suspect many do not, did not. Perhaps sad that we need to emphasize with a “fuk” here or there but people, including myself, are getting passed the “being sensible” approach.

    97. Smallaxe says:

      starlaw says:
      “Where can I buy snare wire and Salmon Roe?”

      Snare wire can be bought from any good hardware shop and Salmon Roe is illegal as bait but so is Cymag and that works better.
      🙂

    98. Smallaxe says:

      Highland Wifie,

      You’re more than welcome. here’s another one for you.
      🙂
      THE FABLE OF THE FEEBLE FIFTY;
      https://petewishart.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/the-fable-of-feeble-fifty/

    99. auld highlander says:

      No need to worry about food shortages, the moors are full of grouse, plenty of nice tasty salmon in the rivers and if you feel like a good bit of hill walking to work up your appetite there’s plenty of red deer wandering about. Sheep stealing and cattle rustling is easier if you have a big van.

    100. Capella says:

      Heard some Radio GB this morning.
      First, sport. Burnley (from the North West) are playing Aberdeen and they are very excited about it becasue if (when) Burnley win they will be off to somewhere “more glamorous” for the next round. Someone is flying up to Aberdeen to cover the match.

      Rangers and Hibs are also playing somewhere but no further information was deemed necessary.

      Next, an interview with Diageo. They make Scotch whisky which is 20% of “our” food and drink exports (I thought it was 25% but we’ve already estalished the BBC isn’t very good with figures).

      Lots of talk of stockpiling food.

      Welcome to London radio.

    101. Ken500 says:

      Scotland is self sufficient in food and in surplus. Including food oil and energy. Just needs to produce tomatoes and grapes. Should be fine to tide over until Independent in the EU. To be more prosperous and successful.

      Transport Police Scotland are nowhere to be seen on the few occasions when drunks disrupt train travel for others. Rail staff are nowhere to be seen on some packed trains. They can’t even get down the carriageway. Police Scotland could do a better job, Alcohol should be banned on trains because of the disruption it can cause.

      People coming on with massive carry outs. Getting louder and more disruptive along the journey. Often thinking they are funny. Making it unpleasant for others. They can’t refrain from drinking for a couple of hours. Disappointing for others wanting a quieter, pleasant journey. Especially when there is no room to move. British Rail and others should cut it out.

    102. Scott says:

      Good Morning Scotland: 10/08/2018

      Good Morning Scotland: 03/08/2018

      What is it with this I tried to listen to the dog salesman on Iplayer for Monday but this is what I get,could someone tell me are they trying to con us all.

    103. Breeks says:

      90% of UK Fresh water.
      96% of UK Crude oil.
      60% of all Fish landings.
      30% of UK Beef herd.
      20% of UK sheep herd.
      10% of UK Pig herd.
      15% of UK Cereal.
      20% of UK Potato holdings.

      Scotland doesn’t need to hoard anything, just make safe it’s Border.

      No bread? Let them eat cake.
      No fish? Let them eat salmon.
      No chicken? Let them eat pheasant.
      No beef? Let them eat venison.
      No beer? Let them drink whisky.

    104. Clootie says:

      …even with the cliff edge fast approaching many Scots still prefer May to be driving the car.

    105. auld highlander says:

      All this talk of stockpiling food will just make people with spare cash rush out and buy more to stash away and deprive those who cannot.

      Chaos and anarchy.

    106. Smallaxe says:

      Claim 60 per cent of Scots farmers voted for Brexit, Tories and against independence is Mostly False;
      http://archive.is/7OM8g

      Treacherous Tuesday proved how little we can trust May’s Tories;
      http://archive.is/6gjV0

    107. Graf Midgehunter says:

      I’m gonna buy a fishing boat, station it on the Netherlands coast and twice a Week I’ll be be doing gun tin-runnig trips under cover of darkness to secluded English beaches/coves.

      Send a carrier pidgeon with requirments – will deliver.

      Will accept precious stones, gold, jewellry, Euros.
      Will not accept slaves, wives, daughters

      Confidential first contact: jacob [dot] leap-frog [at] dublin [dot] scot

    108. galamcennalath says:

      OT but interesting and relevant.

      https://www.byline.com/column/22/article/2244

      ” An economist’s report commissioned by the joint committee for the implementation of the Good Friday agreement says everybody in N Ireland would be better off in a united Ireland inside the EU. “

      The bit which caught my attention was …

      UK would be left with a £2.8 billion pension bill for pensions already accrued while Northern Ireland was part of the UK.

      When the same point is made that in an iScotland pensions accrued from UK will be the ongoing responsibility of the UK, the BritNats reject it.

    109. Taranaich says:

      I do think this is one of your very best posts: the simple juxtaposition of “everything is fine” with these headlines says everything that needs to be said.

    110. Petra says:

      What a range of links, Smallaxe! Thanks for that. Great news about Prestwick and the EU ruling on gene-edited plants and animals. Thatcher and her blacklist of Scottish nationalists? I wonder how many are on Treeza May’s now? We can take it that Stu will be near, if not at, the top of that one. And just imagine we might actually be on it too, lol. May account for the unrelenting computer problems I’ve had since the summer of 2014!?

    111. call me dave says:

      Help me Nicola!

      SG must buy out Pinneys says both Mundells after new cold meat producer backs out of take over talks.

      Jings! Speaking up for his constituents 🙂

    112. Smallaxe says:

      Petra,

      You’re welcome, thanks for taking the time to read the links.
      Btw,
      I don’t have to imagine, I’ve been on their list since the American Embassy CND march in 1968 and the occupation of Centre Point in 1974 and…so on and so forth.
      🙂

    113. Smallaxe says:

      Sorry, meant to leave this,

      Call to devolve migration;
      https://news.gov.scot/news/call-to-devolve-migration
      🙂

    114. Sarah says:

      @Liz g – no problem – you’re a busy person, I know! Edinburgh march would be good but I’m such a stick-in-the-mud that the last and only time I’ve made it to Edinburgh was to meet and bring home my lovely wee dog 10 years ago…

      As for Mundell senior – why doesn’t he ask his “pals” at Westminster for help? I think we know the answer to that.

    115. HandandShrimp says:

      Is it not a bit early to be stockpiling. What about best before dates?

      🙂

    116. Robert Peffers says:

      @Hamish100 says: 25 July, 2018 at 11:33 pm:

      ” … your fantasy world keeps you off the street.”

      I’ve recounted this wee story before on Wings, Hamish100 but it could stand another comment.

      When I was a wee, pre-school laddie, getting into mischief around the farmyard, my old Grandfather had a saying.

      Now the old man detested farm tractors and believed that the use of horses and the incorporation of horse manure and the straw used in the animals stalls, into the soil was the organic way to go. BTW: He was right and the use of chemicals does nothing for the soil condition and it gets ever more like clay.

      Anyway, when the farm hands attempted to chase me from whatever mischief I was up to the old man would say, “Leave the wee laddie alain, it keeps him oot o the road o the cairts”.

      So I think perhaps we could, “aa leave Rock alain and keep him oot o the road o the cairts”
      ;-))

    117. Smallaxe says:

      Take a bow, Rev. Stu.
      🙂

      Wings Over Scotland continues its dominance of Scotland’s alternative media;
      http://indyref2.scot/wings-over-scotland-continues-its-dominance-of-scotlands-alternative-media

    118. ahundredthidiot says:

      Keep calm and continue to deceive ourselves

      (crowny thing)

    119. Dave McEwan Hill says:

      The right of self determination as detailed in the UN Charter,originally and several times with full explanation since, is “jus cogens” which refers to certain fundamental, overriding principles of international law, from which no derogation is ever permitted.
      This applies to Scotland and the UK as it applies to Catalonia and Spain and the Spanish Government in quoting “territorial integrity” is in defiance of this.

      I think our FM,who is a lawyer of course, is taking the steps to reference the UN Charter at the appropriate time and face the UK down

    120. Dave McEwan Hill says:

      The right to “self determination” overrides “territorial integrity” (which is reference specifically to external invasion) and the UN Charter makes this clear in specific clarifications in the 1960s.

      The fact of the matter is that the people Scotland are “sovereign” in international law,

    121. Andy-B says:

      If this happens I forsee the enactment of the Emergency Powers act. The army will be deployed if civil unrest ensues I’d imagine Holyrood would be superceded, on all matters, or even suspended by Westminster, and we’d be right back to square one.

      Maybe that’s the plan afterall.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Powers_Act_1964

    122. Ken500 says:

      The 70’s. Labour. The winter of discontent. 1978-79

      Three day week, power cuts, candles, rubbish piled in the streets, the dead not being buried. Unbelievable. Armageddon.

      Thatcher. 20% (troubles) unemployment NI. 15% Scotland. Interest rates at 17% Inflation at 18% Only place under 10% was London. Oil revenues offshored and illegally and secretly taken from Scotland. Built Canary Wharf and Tilbury Docks 26 miles. Closed Docks all around the UK. People had to migrate to get a job. Deregulated banking, reduced leverage worldwide. Demutualised the Building Societies owned by the members. It caused the banking crash. Caused civil war with the miners. Shut down every manufacturing facilities in Scotland. Imposed the Poll tax. Violence throughout society. Sanctioned and starved people. Major privatised the railways 1992. Nuclear was removed from Greenham Common 1992. 30mins from London.

      The McCrone Report kept hidden for 30 years.

    123. MJT says:

      I learned survival techniques watching George Romero Zombie movies.

      You need wood to board up your windaes. A basic tool kit. Lots of honey – it doesn’t spoil, but keep that quiet cos honey prices set to go through the roof. Powdered milk. Dried fruit. Lots of water. Lots of salt. The Oxfam Book of Jokes circa 1981. Lots of pens and paper to write things down – it’s good for morale. Access to a supermarket is key. A selection of sturdy padlocks won’t hurt either.

      Probably a good time to learn semaphore.

    124. hackalumpoff says:

      @ Smallaxe 10:59
      Wings Over Scotland remains the most popular independent Scottish politics site with a total of 211,400 unique visits.

      Wee Ginger Dug fundraiser needs help from us Wingers!

      Only £4,604 of £10,000 goal raised by 173 people in 13 days.

      https://www.gofundme.com/wee-ginger-fundraiser

    125. Clapper57 says:

      ” Substances of human origin”….like p*ss ….cause they are taking it…..how long are we going to let them ?

    126. manandboy says:

      http://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6857039/hostile-eu-uk-daniel-hannan-opinion/amp/?__twitter_impression

      Comment from Gary Taylor 1 day ago in The Sun

      “The greedy pigs (EU) want us to stay

      Only for the money and to use Britain as a dumping ground for anyone they don’t want

      Been like that from the start

      They seam to Belive they have the right to be lords of all they survey

      Corrupt and incompetent

      Who are they trying to fool”

      Daniel Hannan has been a Tory MEP for SE England since 1999 representing himself mainly, I suspect, but also those who oppose the EU.

    127. Breeks says:


      HandandShrimp says:
      26 July, 2018 at 10:54 am
      Is it not a bit early to be stockpiling. What about best before dates?

      Best before 29th March 2019.

      The big dilemma for Scotland is where to stockpile food since the basement is still full of real IrnBru.

      Simple really. Store food. After Brexit, tins of IrnBru will be used as currency.

    128. Breeks says:


      MJT says:
      26 July, 2018 at 11:33 am
      I learned survival techniques watching George Romero Zombie movies.

      See, I’m in the John Wyndham school of survival and you won’t catch me running round a post apocalyptic Britain without a Land Rover, bolt cutters and a Triffid gun.

    129. Effijy says:

      I see on TV that The NHS in the UK, which I think is better interpreted as NHS England has one unfilled post for every 10 jobs.

      Not only have the Tory Cuts hindered them at every turn, the First ever Junior Doctors Strike was a disaster, and the number of EU medical applicants has fallen by 90% as England makes it clear they are not welcome, even if it means their own premature death.

      Well Done Tories! The sale of the NHS has made another great leap forward and your filthy rich supporters are salivating.

      I’d like our English Tories Red and Blue to remember this when they need to sell their home to fund a life saving operation.

      You deserve it!

    130. Iain says:

      I have a little money in a bond that is maturing and which paid a derisory rate of interest over the last year. I have now been invited to re-invest in bond options with even worse returns. Should I instead be using the money to buy a shed for my back garden, which I should fill with tinned food and various medications. What rate of return should I expect on such a venture and over what period of time – while keeping ‘use before’ dates in mind?

    131. Dr Jim says:

      Nobody is more important always:

      We all try to say and do the right thing most of the time, well most of us do and we sympathise with our relatives and good friends south of the border at this time of unmitigated mentalness,but, Scotland and Northern Ireland didn’t vote for this mess we’re in now because most of us had a look at it a bit more closely than our friends and relatives in the south and decided it was a stupid idea so let’s not do it

      Once again in my lifetime as in every time in my lifetime England has ignored every word and deed by the people of my country, now you could say they’re only looking after the welfare of their own country and that’s fine but it always always ends up an imposition on our country that we don’t want then you have to come to the conclusion the people of England either through their own apathy ignorance or stupidity choose to ignore the wishes of everybody else because they don’t care what happens to everybody else and if you do come to that conclusion…..then…

      Why oh what do we waste our time on worrying about a nation of people who couldn’t give a monkeys about our Nation and why oh why should we show them politeness in any shape or form when indeed we should be displaying our absolute contempt to every single one of them for their choice of inaction apathy ignorance over their recent and continuing appalling behaviour and then compounding it by demanding that we stick with them once again despite their appalling decision making and behaviour with with never an apology ever, and their only justification for themselves is that it doesn’t matter what goes wrong we won a war together so just get on with it because

      That’s arrogance beyond imagination and the country and the people of England by these very actions and behavioural traits should condemn themselves to eternal dislike by every civilised people everywhere

      Everybody is more imperative sometimes but nobody is more important always

    132. Casey Jones says:

      ken500 @ 9.33

      Ken, there’s no such thing as British Rail – the Tories privatised it. And alcohol on trains is fine, I enjoy a tipple when I am travelling; not everyone gets pissed. Get the polis to attend to those type of drinkers and leave us sensible drinkers alone.

      Cheers!



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