Mudcat Café message #4006696 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165570   Message #4006696
Posted By: SPB-Cooperator
31-Aug-19 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
If we are not going to be allowed to know what the possible negative consequences are, then surely all negative consequences must be illegal. If there are medicine/drug shortages, then the pharmacists who are unable to cover prescriptions should be prosecuted. If there are food shortages, then the shop owners who fail to keep their shelves fully stocked should be prosecuted. This is of course pure irony, but this does establish a principle where the responsibility for negative outcomes lie where we are not allowed to k ow what these are, and if we did we are not allowed to act on it. I fear we don't even know a fraction of what is likely to happen over the last few years, and deliberate misdirection to avoid unrest or revolt and a compliant population carries its own dangers. There was a far more sinister example in occupied Europe where Jewish people willingly submitted to registration. Another worry - that of EU nationals registering for settled status/pre-settled status and the increasing number only being accepted for the latter. How would people fare if a future government applied a more rigid immigration policy?