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Theresa May wants us all to start prepping for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Apparently the 'have your cake and eat it too' policy isn't going down so well in Brussels

Okay, it's in the news every week anyway – but now we've got seventy Brexit announcements to be released in weekly 'bundles' to look forward to, as well as whatever other spontaneous Brexit news comes up.

What it means: The government is beginning to seriously prepare for a 'no-deal' Brexit – where we have no special arrangements with the EU whatsoever, and just trade like any other country. They think we should be prepping too, the Times reports.

The EU's already said they're not on board with the deal Theresa May presented to them after Chequers. Now, all the various big international organisations like the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development are releasing papers with escalating estimations of how much a 'no-deal' Brexit would hurt the EU and/or the UK... but it may be no use if the two parties can't agree on an alternative.

Businesses who only trade with the EU are being told to start prepping what customs declarations could look like. The UK Health Alliance is talking about stockpiling medicines in case a no-deal situation cuts off supplies temporarily. People are going to be asked to start thinking about alternative health insurance agreements if they go abroad as they won't be covered by the EU scheme anymore.

It's all happening.

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  • RW

    Your right to a degree. You mentioned “the wandering Jew”.

    I elaborate that the Jewish people, historically have tended to migrate almost exclusively to locations that are economically and culturally vibrant already. I would speculate that Jews have thrived in these places and have often improved the bounds of their economies and knowledge base.

    You can also ask; how many massive entertainment conglomerates, Nobel winners or billionaires has Isreal developed? If Jews are so capable, why isn’t Tel Aviv the Rome of our time?

    Jews are successful because they value education, maintain a strong social cohesive, they actively monitor and have a good sense for Zeitgeist wherever they are and they carefully choose the places they settle and congregate themselves heavily in these choice locations.

    But most importantly (haulocaust increased the importance of this aspect), they actually designed their culture for success. They not only attend Harvard, they use what they learned to better the group as a whole. With as much, they studied intricate networking systems, adapted to it and in many cases improved upon them. (See how Japan acquired Aegis warships and made them better).

    Of course there is nothing wrong with any of this. It’s when you elaborately gain disproportionate power in any society where you would stand out, you must take care when attempting to make a society better (Civil Rights movement) and rewriting that society all together (mass immigration). Ask blacks in China, Mexico, Philippines or India how much opportunity they have? Go to businesses owned by their American diaspora and see how many blacks they hire. Go to Silicon Valley and see how many East or South Asian tech workers wish they could work with more black people. California might work as a state, but as a nation, I think your rolling the nuclear dice here. I hope we can succeed as a tolerant pluralistic superpower but at this stage in human societal development, it’s a pipe dream.

    And if Jews really are the icon for success, they would see that fundamental human successes happen over generations. Just look at the rest of the planet? Are we ready?