The government has taken a drastic step forward in accepting that a no deal Brexit will be the final outcome.
Theresa May’s Brexit deal will be debated and voted on next month in what will be one of the most crucial periods in British political history.
Her deal failed to receive any changes last week after the Prime Minister voted EU leaders, asking for changes on the Customs Union backstop.
If her deal is rejected by Parliament, a no deal outcome is the only legal default.
It’s widely expected that a second referendum will be called for by hundreds of MPs, however, nobody knows what the question for the referendum vote would be and Theresa May has insisted that the government will not support a second vote.
Today, the government made minor, but significant changes the Brexit document where it discusses a no deal.
Formerly, the document said ‘In an unlikely event of a no-deal Brexit’, however, ‘unlikely’ has since been removed…implying that the government no understands that a no deal Brexit is a very real scenario.
The Government is altering some of its official Brexit paperwork to remove the word "unlikely" when used in relation to a 'no-deal' Brexit
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) December 20, 2018
Sky News reported: “Sky News understands that the notices are known as “technical papers” were quietly changed over the last 24 hours, as ministers activated full planning for the UK to leave the EU without a deal.
One text on medicines used to read: “In the unlikely event of no deal, the UK would no longer be part of the European Medicines Agency.”
The refreshed version now says: “In the event of no deal, the UK would no longer be part of the European Medicines Agency.“”
No Deal no longer “unlikely” – Government
Government has in past 24 hours quietly edited every No Deal technical notice to take out word “unlikely” from the sentence “in the unlikely event of no deal…”
Now says “in the event of no deal”.
See before and after on medicines👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/KrWHCMGng9
— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) December 20, 2018
Paul Hodges, chair of the business group Ready for Brexit, said: “To try and smuggle out this critical policy shift just before Christmas – without an official statement – is deeply worrying,”
“Businesses have been saying for months that they need clarity on what is going to happen, so that they can plan for it.
“Now they apparently have the clarity they need, but many will have completely missed the significance of what has just happened.”
I don’t know about you, but I want a no deal Brexit!
The British government would not have to pay £39 billion of taxpayers money, we’d fully take back control of our fishing waters, borders, laws, finances, tax and trade policy! What’s not to like about that?
Yes, I admit that in the short term things will be bumpy to say the least, but in the medium to long-term, Great Britain will thrive like it used to!