I know the Brexiteers have been out in force lately trying to blame the EU, remainers or anyone else for Project Fear becoming Project Reality, but this flowchart will help them figure out who's responsible for this shitshow.
Damn those remainers, asking government ministers for meetings to discuss ways to help out many industries now suffering due to trade issues with the European Union. The Daily Express headline clearly demonstrating how remainers are plotting.
The Daily Express, buried under all the fake-outrage, ultra nationalism and clickbait headlines actually goes on to mention some figures:
"But I am sure he would agree we have a particular problem at the moment with the export of animals, meat and shellfish, where exports are down by between 56 and 83 percent."
The Daily Express goes on to mention more figures:
Overall goods exports from the UK fell by £5.3 billion, 19.3 percent, in January. It was driven by a £5.6 billion, or 40.7 percent, plunge in exports of goods to the EU, the ONS said. A £200 million, 1.7 percent, increase in non-EU exports failed to make up for the decline within the bloc.
Of course, it cannot be relied upon that the typical rabid Brexiteer or Daily Express reader actually has the concentration span necessary to read further down the article and get to the actual facts. I mean in this case it honestly seems like the Express is trolling their readers by literally giving them the data on how Brexit is such a disaster for Britain - almost knowing themselves that their readers won't get to the bottom of the article before angrily sharing on social media.
More blatantly misleading headlines from everyone's favourite Brexit-supporting newspaper the Daily Express.
EU's 'devastating' Brexit export ban cripples UK fishing industry
Should read: United Kingdom leaving the European Union, means its no longer treated like an EU member. Ya know like the Daily Express wanted...?
Nicki Holmyard, director of Offshore Shellfish in Brixham, Devon, said she is bracing for the "disastrous" worst case scenario of having to close her shellfish farm due to the post-Brexit trade fiasco.
Despite mounting pressure to relax the rules, Brussels has said it will stick firmly to the ban indefinitely because the UK is now a third country.
Misleading again, making it seem like this is a new rule that the European Union has come up with to go along with the punish Britain for leaving, it isn't. It's been like it for decades, the UK helped write the rules when it was a member.
Why should the EU change their rules to suit us? It's no surprise to anybody with the smallest amount of knowledge - that when you leave a club you no longer get the benefits of that club. But of course nothing will stop the Brexiteers raging at being proved wrong.
However the media in this country feel that bullying Meghan Markle is a more important story based on today's front pages.
Meanwhile we're stuck with a government that's left over one hundred thousand British citizens dead, while simultaneously giving the survivors the worst economic decline in the western world. A government that continues to get away with that and dishing out dodgy contracts to their donors as they break transparency laws with not a word about it mentioned in most of the press.
Nigel Farage has been making angry videos on Twitter calling for the "EU Human Rights Act" to be scrapped. Great right? Except there's no such thing as the EU Human Rights Act.
Farage, determined to get rid of human rights and take us back to some sort of 1942 Nazi-dominated Europe is attempting to rally his simpleton-Brexit supporting followers against human rights by attempting to link them with the European Union.
The European Convention of Human Rights was largely written by British lawyers, championed by Winston Churchill in the aftermath of the second world war, to ensure the horrors endured by so many people would never be repeated. It guaranteed the following fundamental rights:
- The right to life (Article 2)
- Freedom from torture (Article 3)
- Freedom from slavery (Article 4)
- The right to liberty (Article 5)
- The right to a fair trial (Article 6)
- The right not to be punished for something that wasn’t against the law at the time (Article 7)
- The right to respect for family and private life (Article 8)
- Freedom of thought, conscience and religion (Article 9)
- Freedom of expression (Article 10)
- Freedom of assembly (Article 11)
- The right to marry and start a family (Article 12)
- The right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights (Article 14)
- The right to protection of property (Protocol 1, Article 1)
- The right to education (Protocol 1, Article 2)
- The right to participate in free elections (Protocol 1, Article 3)
- The abolition of the death penalty (Protocol 13)
If for any reason you think any of these points are bad, feel free to comment below.
Hundreds of people braving snow, freezing cold temperatures and a pandemic standing in line for a soup kitchen. Welcome to Britain, after almost eleven years of Conservative Party rule.Image credit: Kindness Homeless Street Team
The Scottish government's response is clear in a response to the United Nations report into poverty in the UK:
The evidence has long been clear that food insecurity is driven primarily by lack of income. Low pay, insecure work, and inadequate and unreliable social security provision mean that people can often be unable to put food on the table. Many have to resort to food banks for help. That is unacceptable in a country as prosperous as Scotland.
Researchers, food charities and independent experts have all highlighted the damaging impacts of UK Government welfare cuts and austerity in creating and worsening food insecurity.
Poverty in the 6th richest country in the world is unacceptable, and all those "patriotic" individuals that feel the need to constantly put the Tories into power should feel utterly embarrassed for this country, just look at how far backwards our country has gone in the last decade.