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Thread #165570   Message #4008592
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
12-Sep-19 - 02:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Dame Caroline Spelman is on record as saying she has been driven out of politics altogether due to abuse and death threats.

Regarding the blanked-out Item 15, Rosamund Urwin, senior reporter at the Sunday Times, tweeted the redacted content yesterday, which she got from her original leaked copy, received in August. It's in her Twitter feed:

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So lots of people asking what the redacted part is... Here goes:

What's different about the new Yellowhammer document that the government has just published compared with the one I got hold of last month? The heading.
What did the version I had say? BASE SCENARIO
Now what does the new one say? HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions

15. "Facing EU tariffs makes petrol exports to the EU uncompetitive. Industry had plans to mitigate the impact on refinery margins and profitability but UK Government policy to set petrol import tariffs at 0% inadvertently undermines these plans." [More to come]

"This leads to significant financial losses and announcement of two refinery closures (and transition to import terminals) and direct job losses (about 2000). (2/3)

Resulting strike action at refineries would lead to disruptions to fuel availability for 1-2 weeks in the regions directly supplied by the refineries." (3/3)