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Thread #165570   Message #4002366
Posted By: DMcG
28-Jul-19 - 04:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Ok, on Brexit. Javid has said today (or maybe yesterday)

Under my leadership, the Treasury will have new priorities and will play its full role in helping to deliver Brexit,” he said. “In my first day in office as chancellor, I tasked officials to urgently identify where more money needs to be invested to get Britain fully ready to leave on October 31 – deal or no deal.”

He added that he planned to fund 500 new Border Force officers and look at new infrastructure around the country’s ports to minimise congestion and ensure goods could flow.


How many poor managers have I heard say things like this throughout my lifetime, I wonder. So focused on money they can't think of anything else. So he makes money available. Now you have to write and negotiate contracts. The contractors may have to recruit. The infrastructure required has to be assessed and designed. Any goods required have to be ordered, manufactured and then assembled. All this takes time.