Brexit means shambles: 15 things you definitely didn’t vote for
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1. Sterling down almost 20% against dollar
On June 24 the pound was worth $1.49 but in early October it hit $1.21
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2. £65bn of UK investment on hold or stopped
YouGov and the Centre for Economic and Business Research quizzed 1,000 business leaders on their companies' investment plans
- 1 The stench of scandal seeping out from Britain
- 2 Why is devout Jacob Rees-Mogg so quiet about Boris Johnson's affairs?
- 3 Dominic Cummings' new venture could cause concern for No 10
- 4 Government deletes pro-Scottish independence blog post
- 5 Major and Blair were right about Brexit and Northern Ireland
- 6 Tory candidate under fire after describing Brexit chaos as a 'hiccup'
- 7 Roman Kemp: Depression and coping with George Michael's death
- 8 DUP MP launches legal action against government over Brexit
- 9 JPMorgan 'considering' move of all EU business out of London, bank boss says
- 10 Laurence Fox says ‘paedophile’ is ‘meaningless and baseless’ insult
3. Up to 30,000 extra civil servants
A leaked Deloitte memo said 500 Brexit projects and will need as many as 30,000 civil servants
4. An emboldened far right in European politics
Right wingers Marie Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in The Netherlands and Nobert Hofer, in Austria, all have realistic chances of winning upcoming elections
5. Hate crime up 41%
In the month after the June 23 vote incidents jumped and remain higher month-on-month than last year
6. Big business holding government to ransom
After Nissan were given assurances from Number 10 about Brexit other firms are preparing to influence the government
7. UK payments to EU up by hundreds of millions
The tumbling pound means the UK will have to pay more to the EU in 2017
8. £5.2bn trade deficit
Despite the falling pound the trade gap widened in September according to the Office for National Statistics
9. Austerity extended to 2020
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that lower economic growth and higher inflation will reduce tax receipts meaning instead of surplus by 2020 there will still be a deficit
10. Potential €60bn EU divorce settlement
EU officials have outlined to the Financial Times that Britain would be expected to meet some pension liabilities, spending on UK projects and loan guarantees
11. Food prices up 12.5%
Marmite is already up and Birds Eye is planning price rises
12. Inflation predicted to rise to 2.7%
The Bank of England has warned that the weak pound will mean a spike at the petrol pumps and on imported goods
13. Nigel Farage representing the UK on the world stage
The UKIP chief managed to worm his way into Trump Tower ahead of any other world leader - and now he has offered his services as a go-between for the Prime Minister
14. A control-freak Prime Minister presiding over a dysfunctional government with no discernible plan for 'taking back control' whatsoever...
The already infamous memo claimed the cabinet was split and May was acquiring the reputation of drawing in decisions and details to 'settle matters herself'.
15. ... and even smaller bloody Toblerone bars.
US-based Mondelez International have confirmed the redesign of the famous chocolate bar is to reduce the weight to save money because of the rising costs of ingredients
Brexit means SHAMBLES
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