Sure they can have martial law for Brexit

Don’t you remember how Tony Blair changed the law?

Amber Rudd declares that Brexit threatens the cross channel ferries and we’re in an emergency, civil rights are suspended and, effectively, we’ve got martial law.

48 comments on “Sure they can have martial law for Brexit

  1. Surely a flotilla of plucky little fishing boats will be on hand to rescue Brits from France as the vast EU army encircles them ( or is it 70m Turks , of a flood of Syrians ..or just some other made up thing like flying sausages ?)

    Hooray for Brexit

  2. Hooray for Brexit

    So say we all.

    I dunno what the martial law thing is supposed to be about, anyway (besides Remain Tales of the Unexpected).

    Are we supposed to be rioting because of the food shortages, or the terrorist influx, or the zombie apocalypse we’re assured Brexit will cause?

    And are the folks at Project Fear aware that the entire British Army could comfortably fit inside Wembley Stadium, and they’ve been actively recruiting transgenders, wimmins and “snowflakes”?

    What are they gonna do about Brexitdammerung – cry about being misgendered?

  3. Never has a country been so wrecked by so few in so short a time as under the Blair Brown terror.

  4. The politicians really would put the Army on the streets? And it thinks it could get them off of them? Should think, these days, the Army’s a great deal more popular than the politicians. And the costumed thugs pose as police.
    Need popcorn by the lorryload to enjoy this one. Trust imports won’t be held up.

  5. Newpuke: Back again you Facepainting fuck? To talk even more cowardly and treasonous shite. We need a “Punishment and Retaliation” Commission to punish remainiac trash like you. A public hanging would do it. Or a half-hanging and then permanent exile to your Global Elite paradise over the Channel. You would be dumped over there wearing a very appropriate yellow shirt. With any luck Macron’s goons will blow both your eyes out.

    Happy New Year BTW.

  6. Coming soon – price gouging, as something will run short. And speculators who’ve got the stuff in shortage will rise their prices and the problem will be dealt with. If we are free to let the market work.
    And also coming soon is a shortage of animal feed, as less was put away in last summer’s drought. Price of meat will rise in the spring. Not being a member of the least important trading bloc of the three we are in will be blamed. ( UK, non-EU, EU ).

  7. All I care about is, when can I get my blue passport?

    Don’t you think that will be really cool? I personally can’t wait!

  8. @bloke in spain January 28, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    If Arrse is represntative of Army, they’d welcome the opportunity for a Coup. Politicians would be fist locked up.

    Brexit Day Consequences:

    Falling Objects

    Avoid walking near buildings or bridges on the morning of the 30th March, its sure to be raining Remainers

  9. 27 january

    (g)disruption of facilities for transport, or
    (h)disruption of services relating to health.

    We should have tested Martial Law every time train/tube drivers or NHS doctors & nurses went on strike.

  10. Have you seen that the bosses of a bunch if retailers have decided to take part in Project Fear? Sainsbury’s, Asda, McDonald’s, Lidl, M&S, Waitrose, KFC, Co-Op, Cost-cutter, Pret-a-manger all put their names to a letter saying there’ll be empty shelves etc in the event of a No Deal Brexit. I use a few of them often, a few occasionally and a couple of them never… but if they want to take part in Project Fear and are worrying about empty shelves… let’s help them out on both counts and never shop there again. Fuck ’em and their Remained Stockholm Syndrome thinking.

  11. By the way, got chatting to a charming Swiss (German speaking) couple yesterday, while having lunch, on hols, in the sun. They were absolutely fascinated by Brexit. They brought the subject up when they twigged I am English, and wanted to talk to me about it. 2 hours or more, couple of bottles of wine… Properly cheering us on, they are. Excellent sorts: chucking booze down their throats and smoking like chimneys. I loved ’em 🙂

  12. There’s such an easy way to solve this that I can’t believe no one else has proposed it. The Brexited Province of England and Wales secedes from the United Kingdom of Scotland and Northern Ireland. The latter remains the EU successor state with all rights, privileges, and duties of the current UK. All holders of British Citizenship receive two new citizenships, the first (with a really blue passport) in the Brexited Province of England and Wales, the second (with a passport of whatever colour the successor state of the UK desires), in the United Kingdom of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  13. Martial law is more likely to be required in the event of treacherous remainiac MPs stealing Brexit from the people. It would still be raining remainers, but in this case, the disenfranchised would be tossing them out of windows.

  14. Lockers says Have you seen that the bosses of a bunch if retailers have decided to take part in Project Fear?

    Yarp. It’s not just the retailers, natch. Apparently we can’t have democracy or our own country in case big politically-connected multinationals are mildly inconvenienced in the short term.

    Won’t someone please think of the big politically-connected multinationals?

    And it’s not just Brexit, either. Big business has been sabotaging sensible immigration control for decades, privatising the profits of endless cheap migrant labour while socialising the costs onto mug taxpayers.

    There’s a myth on the Right (and the Left) that business is somehow conservative. But it ain’t. If we let these sociopathic rich wankers have their way, Britain will be reduced to a shitty multicultural bazaar with an airport attached.

  15. @Steve – totally.

    I very rarely tweet (too many tweets make a twat, and all that) but I thought I’d stick one out there regarding this. And had a pop at that old crone Deborah Meaden who I saw was asking for apologies when she was criticised for saying the shelves would be bare (they’re not. Nor will they be). Suggested that her companies ought to be boycotted as well as the others too.

    Well… every little helps…

  16. We’ll save £13.5 billion to spend on the NHS and we can have a hard border, brilliant!

    We’d need to build a very strong wall to keep out the hordes of sweaties desperate to escape from Nipper-land.

  17. The key to dealing with Scottish invaders is to give them an unmolested path to Derby, at which point they turn around of their own accord and slink back North.

  18. “Big business has been sabotaging sensible immigration control for decades, privatising the profits of endless cheap migrant labour”

    That’s not what is happening in the U.S. And possibly there as well.

    Yes, business sabotages immigration control.

    But it’s not direct criminality.

    I have had friends who employed many Hispanics. Asking them, “Are they legal?” the universal replay is, “How would I know?” They have papers, I-9s and social security numbers. Are they THEIR social security numbers? Again, how would they know?

    At this point, note that it is the duty of the United States to insure that anyone here is here legally. It’s why they exist. Many want to claim the problem is the employers, but they are down stream. They couldn’t hire any illegals if the government did their job.

    But here is the bigger point. “Endless cheap migrant labour” is false. It is nasty misdirection.

    My friends hire migrant labor because they show up, on time, ready to work, with no drama. They are perfect employees. Employers pay them the same as everyone else. Not less. “Cheap” is bogus.

    The U.S. has created a monster, a gazillion federal government requirements on business. EPA, EEOC, OSHA, M-O-U-S-E. The migrants just come to work and do their jobs. WITH NO DRAMA. American workers bitch about this and that. They are not reliable and they don’t work hard.

    Government has made Americans unemployable. The employment of questionable aliens is the result. It is not the cause, but the result.

  19. The key to dealing with Scottish invaders is to give them an unmolested path to Derby, at which point they turn around of their own accord and slink back North.

    Unfortunately not a tactic that works on invaders from “Asia”.

  20. Why the hellish there all this FUD about food imports? The UK is not going to raise barriers.

    The threat is to our exports, not our imports.

  21. Why the hellish there all this FUD about food imports? The UK is not going to raise barriers.

    If we do not raise barriers against the EU we cannot have tarrifs on any other country which will wreck British farming over night . An awful lot of lies have been told on this subject but the bottom line is the the price of food will go up as you would expect under the most protectionist government of my lifetime

  22. The threat is to our exports, not our imports.

    True, but the Project Fear (which version are we on now, Mk IV?) argument is that WTO terms would grind Calais and Dover to a complete halt, because reasons. I can remember when lettuce and tomatoes were only available in warmer months, and today most of our supermarket fruit and veg seems to come from Kenya or S America. It’s hard to believe that there are no farmers in N America or Australia and NZ who would step in to fill any gaps.

  23. You’re in the wrong place for that argument. For I’m the guy who has been shouting for years that yes, tariff free to the world would bankrupt many British farmers. Good, let’s do it.

  24. If we do not raise barriers against the EU we cannot have tarrifs (sic) on any other country which will wreck British farming over night

    If we set tariffs too high, it will increase prices to consumers, if we set them too low, it will reduce farmers’ income. Perhaps we should set them to the correct level, then? It’s not a binary choice. And the EU seems to be perfectly capable of providing absolutely humongous subsidies to farmers without violating WTO terms.

    When we joined the EU in 1973, one of the strongest arguments against was that we would greatly increase the price of food in the shops because we’d have to apply all the tariffs that the EU used to protect their inefficient farmers. And, lo, it came to pass. Little has changed, the EU remains strongly protectionist, against the interests of the UK.

  25. Uhuh.

    Well much as it would amuse me to see Cynthia Parker-Smith -Widdle-fart lose her pony lessons,daddy having “voted” for bankruptcy, there is no way that will happen. The rest of us will have to pay, and the first thing we will have to pay for is the considerable short fall when the grants have to be paid of falling sterling

    You have perhaps forgotten the undertaking to replicate all EU payments ?

  26. Must say, it’s beyond me. According to Remainers there’ll be no food in the shops & farmers will be bankrupted because low food prices. At one & the same time. These reasons must be very remarkable reasons.

  27. “You have perhaps forgotten the undertaking to replicate all EU payments ?”

    You have perhaps forgotten that the EU only has the money member states give it, some of which it hands back, less a cut.

    Cheaper in the short term to replicate those payments less the EU’s cut. In the longer term, we can decide where – if anywhere – subsidies might be useful.

  28. MC , get it in proportion , we were suffering under the yoke of an organisation that dispensed about 1% of annual government spending, give or take . That barely registers set against the cost of erecting barriers with our domestic market ( and much of the rest of the world actually )

    I don`t actually thin k the short term dislocation caused by tarrifs is the main problem little things you people will not understand like the fact that UK money cannot be used as security in Europe . That matters a lot more
    The inability to move data around Europe into the Uk that matters a lot more
    And on and on and on it goes but all we talk about is fishing .
    Did you know the entire UK catch( fish) is about a Billion…a fucking measly billion and yet we have heard it debated as if it matters a fuck , you might as well destroy the country to save circuses and it won`t even help the fish idiots as a matter of fact

  29. “Have you seen that the bosses of a bunch if retailers have decided to take part in Project Fear? Sainsbury’s, Asda, McDonald’s, Lidl, M&S, Waitrose, KFC, Co-Op, Cost-cutter, Pret-a-manger all put their names to a letter saying there’ll be empty shelves etc in the event of a No Deal Brexit.”

    Bastards. Absolute Bastards. Fuck knows what cosy promise they got in return but I hope they realise that some of us are looking at who isn’t on the list and next time we need things, maybe we’ll shop there instead.

    Good to see a lack of Aldi.

    Seriously, are the French really going to check all their lorries that are *leaving*? Does this make any sense to anyone?

  30. The EU mandarins may, for all sorts of reasons, want and instruct the French to check all of their exports to Britain.

    This will negatively affect French livelihoods, but I’m sure the French will see the greater good involved and not cause any trouble.

  31. Newmania

    “…the fact that UK money cannot be used as security in Europe.”

    What planet are you living on? Sterling is a fungible currency; hell, the ECB has reserves of it. People will accept assets they see as assets. Sterling will be acceptable.

  32. “If we set tariffs too high, it will increase prices to consumers, if we set them too low, it will reduce farmers’ income. Perhaps we should set them to the correct level, then? ”

    Zero. The correct level is zero. Did anyone ask about the incomes of people in toy factories, PC makers or clothing factories that went to China and Bangladesh? No.

    If it costs twice as much to produce lamb chops on Welsh hillsides than in France we shouldn’t prop that up. If people really want to support Welsh hill farmers or prefer the product, that’s fine, but otherwise, the hill farmers should learn to code.

  33. @BoM4

    Or if you’re going to have to have policies (eg if they are sufficiently popular) to support the Welsh countryside getting used in a certain way, looking a certain way, the better solution would surely be to design a subsidy package that explicitly incentivises whatever aim is set, rather than rely on tariffs to do it through the back door.

  34. Farm land owners going bust and selling up will mean more opportunities for horse riding, pony trekking and lots of other land uses that don’t attract a subsidy or tariff protection.
    So Cynthia Parker-Smith -Widdle-fart might lose her lessons when daddy sells up, but the rest of us who like riding or would like to try , will get cheaper lessons.

  35. @Jack C “The EU mandarins may, for all sorts of reasons, want and instruct the French to check all of their exports to Britain”

    Can you please give us a couple of those reasons. Or even one? Genuine question as I’m enjoying learning more about how borders work (as well as many, many other things EU and world-trade related) over the last 2-3 years or so.

  36. I note the BBC have said that supplies of “fresh” fruit and veg. etc from the EU will be held up by Brexit blah blah.
    In that case, who will tell the European suppliers of such to hang on to it and store it, until a resolution to the hold ups can be found?

  37. “We’ll save £13.5 billion to spend on the NHS and we can have a hard border, brilliant!”

    Its even better than that, NI costs a fortune to run, let the EU (or the RoI) pay for it instead if they want to be in the EU. And Scotland costs the r/UK too. And there’s a good chance if we split into two countries most of the profitable bits of the NI+Scottish economies would migrate back to England and Wales anyway. I reckon E+W would be 20-30bn/yr better off as a stand alone country. Tax cuts all round, and a free trade policy so cheaper goods too.

    Its an absolutely great idea. We’d need a new name, I reckon the United Kingdom of England and Wales, UKEW should do. The Jocks and the Prods can have the euro, we’ll keep the pound.

    Seriously, where’s the problem? A border at Gretna Green? Probably hurt them more than us. Ditto a border in the Irish sea.

    Bring it on.

  38. @Jack C January 29, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    The EU may instruct the French to check all of their exports to Britain. This will negatively affect French livelihoods, but I’m sure the French will see the greater good involved and not cause any trouble.

    Do you mean “not cause any More trouble” – yellow vests still in action: Paris was burning again at W/E; into week 12 now.

    Not that you’d know if you watch BBC/C4 etc where EU is peace, harmony and paradise

  39. @Lockers January 28, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Bosses of a bunch if retailers Letter is here

    If they have empty shelves Booker, Lidl, Premier and Tesco will be pleased

    Every little helps increase their profits

  40. @Lockers:
    @Jack C “The EU mandarins may, for all sorts of reasons, want and instruct the French to check all of their exports to Britain”
    Can you please give us a couple of those reasons. Or even one?

    To punish the UK, to encourage the others, whatever. My point being that Mandarin desires will come up against real people. In particular real French people wishing to make a living selling to real British people.

    Mrs May should have been harnessing the Yellow Vests 2 years ago.

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