The effects of Brexit

I have understated my case on the risks that we face. The existential and political risk may be gargantuan. But I am out of words to describe the mayhem that may hit the economy.

My advice is simple: if you have the room and the budget start stockpiling tins from late next year. I will be. It’s always food supplies that are the literal weak under belly of a nation, and ours will be at risk. A bit of panic buying in response to that and who knows what will be happening by April Fool’s Day 2019.

Wonder if the Senior Lecturer is also going to invest in shotgun shells? He’ll nee to if people know he’s got those tins…

39 comments on “The effects of Brexit

  1. His position seems to have changed since yesterday

    n the pub on a Saturday evening. Business, mostly, as usual

    Reply
    Richard Murphy says:
    November 13 2017 at 11:44 am
    I am not arguing the world will end

    I do think our country, our system of government, our economy and maybe even our internal security are at risk

    Please do go to the pub by all means

    I just hope you will be able to afford to do so in the future. If you can it will be because somebody worried about it now

  2. What a gargantuan, utter knob-end that man is. I am expecting the Mea Culpa of all time when we ‘crash’ out of the EU with no deal and no tumblewwed blows down the streets.

  3. “…who knows what will be happening by April Fool’s Day 2019.”

    Not hard to work out, though. Richard Murphy will have been April Fool for the 61st year in a row.

  4. I would like to comment on his bog, but would certainly be banned again, that the government could always suspend customs procedures temporarily if things got to such a pass. I guess he is a true Nazi, one who always obeys the rules and cannot think that they might be relaxed or suspended if necessary

  5. A fringe conspiracy theorist who really needs to be put out to grass. The question, as ever, is ‘have we reached peak Murphy’?

  6. There’s always more Murphy to come – it’s rather like dysentery, just when you think everything has been evacuated…..

  7. Yesterday, people should be taxed for excessive consumption, the day before they should be shot, today he is advocating excess consumption.

    Keeping up with Murphy makes my brain hurt.

    It’s ok for him, he is off his head, but it’s not much fun anymore.

  8. This might be Murphy’s stopped clock moment. Bad things WILL happen with a no deal Brexit. We’ll survive but it won’t be pretty. I know most of you think Richard North is a knob, but he has a point, and explains all of this in a far better fashion than Murphy can.

    Don’t forget the fish faced cow is in charge, with that idiot Davies doing her bidding.

  9. Do people really say “shotgun shells”? They didn’t in my day.

    The Beeb says “mortar shells”: they were “mortar bombs” when I was a lad.

    Anyhoo, food stocks. It’s a sensible precaution whenever you fear supply chain disruption whether it be by Brexit, King Kong, Rocket Boy, or Spanish Flu. Just beware: tinned food doesn’t keep as well as you might hope unless you have ideal storage conditions. Up in the attic ain’t.

  10. Do people really say “shotgun shells”? They didn’t in my day.

    It’s an Americanism, I guess.

    Richard North is a knob, but he has a point

    I agree that North makes a lot of good points, but they are lost precisely because he is a knob. He ought to be a leading opinion-former on Brexit, but he sulks on his blog insulting people instead.

  11. @Diogenes

    That circumstance would lead to a lot of ministry of health staff scratching their heads

    “I don’t get it- people are dying of starvation, but their BMI is huuuuge….”

  12. Not sure why the fat knacker is going to stockpile tons of nosh – he could quite easily live on his own blubber until 2021.

  13. That Murphy is now a serious advocate of survivalism —never mind the idiot modern jargon “Prepper”–is highly unlikely.

    It smacks too much of common sense for him.

    There is big bad economic news coming worldwide as debt and all the Marxian bungling of the worlds political/bureaucratic scum comes home to roost .Fuckall to do with Brexit altho’ EU evil and BluLab bungling might cause a few extra cups of water to be poured over the soon-to-be-drowning heads of the western world.

    It behooves us all to be ready for anything.

  14. Diogenes – “The best thing I’ve read – Richard Murphy says: November 13 2017 at 11:38 am I’m applying for asylum”

    I hear Venezuela is lovely this time of year. I am happy to chip in to help buy him a one way ticket. I look forward to his reports on the Latin American Magic Money Tree.

  15. Yes, Venezuela is lovely at the moment with S&P announcing today that it is in default on debt repayments. If we were to chip (!!) in to send Spud over we ought to make provision for sending his provisions as well.

    Perhaps Rocco could get Polly to go too or shoot a docu-drama with the working title Crackers in Caracas?

  16. Someone should send him a link to the video newsreel footage of the Berlin airlift. No doubt he will claim it was all faked

  17. Polly’s maid told me that she was in Harrods ordering some emergency hampers on the advice of her favourite cocksman

  18. I wonder what Drunk Juncky and Guy Fromhightown would say if Scotland wanted independence, based on their reactions to Catalonia

  19. Ian Reid

    ‘This might be Murphy’s stopped clock moment. Bad things WILL happen with a no deal Brexit. We’ll survive but it won’t be pretty. I know most of you think Richard North is a knob, but he has a point, and explains all of this in a far better fashion than Murphy can.’

    Absolutely right on Richard North – but bear in mind however bad a ‘no Deal’ Brexit might be, implementation of even one of Murphy’s ideas would be an order of some magnitude worse….

  20. “The myth of ‘Great’ Britain has, I suspect, now been shattered for good. It’s not clear what Britain is in a political sense any more. And ‘great’ we are not.”

    Oh dear, the moron doesn’t know that ‘Great Britain’ is a geographical term.

  21. It would have to be a large one. With a hole in it in case the mood for more pronouncement came over him.

  22. @dearieme, November 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Anyhoo, food stocks. It’s a sensible precaution whenever you fear supply chain disruption… Just beware: tinned food doesn’t keep as well as you might hope unless you have ideal storage conditions. Up in the attic ain’t.

    Not in my experience. I’ve opened and eaten tinned food bought over 20 years ago – tasted OK and no bad effects.

    From experience, acidic tinned goods such as pineapple may leak & swell. The leakage can affect & ruin adjacent tins.

  23. Dearieme, shotgun shells is an Americanism. Google ngrams is a good tool for the enquiring mind. The Fens have a very closing effect don’t they

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