This is serious now. Honestly. I am not kidding. This is now approaching endgame and there is genuine fear spreading throughout the country. Not apprehension. I am talking about real fear.
The British government's own planning document - code named "Operation Yellowhammer" has been leaked to the Sunday Times.
Sunday Times - Operation Yellowhammer
"The government expects the return of a hard border in Ireland as current plans to avoid widespread checks will prove “unsustainable”; this may spark protests, road blockages and “direct action”
This is extremely dangerous. This could tear up the Good Friday Agreement and be the cause of a return to violence in Northern Ireland. It really is coming to that.
Some of the article features in the ST from the Yellowhammer document.
At the moment Parliament is in recess and the BBC and other Brexit oriented news agencies have been ignoring it since Sky reported it on their review of the papers last night. But now that Reuters and other news agencies across the planet have picked up the story there's no chance of putting it back in the bottle. Some MPs, including Caroline Lucas (Leader of the Green Party), Sarah Wollaston, Stephen Doughty and Heidi Allen, are now openly calling for parliament to be recalled on this matter.
Their letter to Johnson has been made public:
It is unlikely though that Johnson will recall Parliament. He is determined to go ahead with no deal Brexit at all costs. It has been his aim all along. He is scheduled to meet with Phillip Macron and Angela Merkel in the week but many believe this is a show. He has no intention of meaningfully engaging to find a resolution. He wants to give the appearance of going to Brussels with good intent, but negotiations will break down and he will blame it on "EU intransigence" over the Northern Ireland border backstop.
This is a Prime Minister who is prepared to prorogue Parliament, break all procedure, deny any vote and steam on regardless of consequences.
Social media is going barmy. Some are now talking about serious civil disorder. This looks like it could turn very violent.
Honestly people...... I am truly.... truly.... scared now.
Oh, and by the way. "Yellowhammer" is an anagram of "Orwell Mayhem".
Who dreamed that title up, I wonder.....? Dominic Cummings.