A US news show told some hard truths about a No Deal Brexit and it’s not a good look
Whenever a politician or news outlet on the UK side of the Atlantic warns of potential downsides of a no-deal Brexit, certain quarters of the press accuse them of treason, but in the US, they’re beyond the reach of the right-wing red top and its ilk. This fact left MSNBC’s Business and Economics correspondent, Ali Velshi, free to tell it like it is – so he did.
“Border checks re-imposed
The rights of EU & UK citizens living abroad come into question
Trade woes: British exports to the EU face tariffs”
It’s not a good look.
Twitter users reacted strongly to the clip.
'If you want a vision of the future of Brexit, imagine an island discovering that its own Government burned the lifeboats and destroyed all the lifejackets'
Orwell, 2019 https://t.co/7YHEMd4suR
— Sarah Mackie (@lumi_1984) February 4, 2019
The world is laughing at us.
— Graham Hughes #FBPE (@EveryCountry) February 5, 2019
The most extraordinary thing about #Brexit is that we don't have to do it. Every other national emergency I can think of, we had little choice but to deal with it. This one could be avoided.
— Rev Mike Wilson (@PoetTaxiDriver) February 2, 2019
This is a great video. It’s a shame our media cannot report the crisis as succinctly and clearly as this.
— Andrew #FBPE #PeoplesVote (@AndrewStoneman) February 2, 2019
Is he part of the metropolitan elite, talking up project fear and trying to thwart the will of the people… or just a journalist reporting calmly that the emperor has no clothes?
— Adrian Norris (@adriannorris) February 1, 2019
Author and cartoonist, Iron Spike, literally couldn’t believe the predictions, thought they’re not sure why.
I still don't believe the UK will actually, seriously crash out of the EU with no deal. But I admit, that's not really based on anything that's actually happening, right now. https://t.co/D6lfTw8cAp
— Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) February 12, 2019
Sadly, the UK Government seems to be using the same logic.
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