The government’s own No Deal assessments are apocalyptic – 13 biblical reactions
There’s been no shortage of predictions for how a no-deal Brexit will affect the country, which is ironic, given that they’ve all come to the conclusion that there will be, well, shortages …of loads of things. At the weekend, a report on that scenario – Yellowhammer – was leaked to The Sunday Times, and it reads like the foretelling of the Apocalypse.
Here’s how the news appeared on Twitter.
The Sunday Times has obtained a copy of the government's classified 'Yellowhammer' report on the chaos expected after a no-deal Brexit. Find out how Whitehall is preparing for food and medicine shortages, transport disruption and civil unrest in our comprehensive coverage. pic.twitter.com/UwDmCUtsbt
— The Sunday Times (@thesundaytimes) August 17, 2019
If anyone still thinks leaving with no deal is a good idea then please read this.
This is the governments own report on what the effects will be. pic.twitter.com/SatDIDjYg2
— Tom Walton (@tomwalton96) August 18, 2019
MPs rushed to describe the threatened shortages and rioting as either a highly unlikely worst-case scenario or, as Kwasi Kwarteng insisted, Project Fear.
And in today’s episode of We’ve Lost Our Tiny Minds, a government minister dismisses as “Project Fear” and “scaremongering” a report by, er, the government itself.#Yellowhammer pic.twitter.com/PCmzXYteVH
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) August 18, 2019
In case it wasn’t entirely clear how batshit this government now is, here’s a pro-brexit government minister calling his own pro-brexit government’s report “scaremongering” and “project fear”. pic.twitter.com/yQqIYhwPDX
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) August 18, 2019
Twitter came out in force to have its say on the leak, and the predicted chaos.
When govt ministers are poo-pooing the govt’s own report on the ramifications of No Deal and calling it Project Fear (again) I think we can safely say we’ve reached Peak Gaslighting.
Flapping a hand and saying “It’ll be fine” doesn’t cut it, guys.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) August 18, 2019
— Reece Dinsdale (@reece_dinsdale) August 18, 2019
— Phlegm Clandango (@Cain_Unable) August 18, 2019
I am getting an ever-so-slight, incy-wincy feeling that Boris Johnson might not be completely trustworthy. Anyone else getting it? #Yellowhammer
— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) August 18, 2019
— Scarfolk Council (@Scarfolk) August 18, 2019
We called it Operation Yellowhammer because the song of the yellowhammer is said to have a rhythm like "No food or medicine and a lot of riots". pic.twitter.com/q64S3wjnvn
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) August 18, 2019