Tony Abbott Tells Brits To Chill Out About A No Deal Brexit Saying It's 'No Big Deal'
There are plenty of people who are understandably worried about Britain leaving the European Union later this month.
There has been a lot of speculation as to what will happen if the UK leaves without a deal, with some projections from Britain's Treasury forecasting a disruption to financial transfers, movement of people, trade, customs and other regulations.
When we say trade and customs, we're talking about a potential shortage of vital medicines and food without any contingency plan proposed at the moment. Who knows what will happen to the value of the pound and property prices as well as every other facet of society.
But with all this uncertainty and fear, there is one person who reckons everyone just needs to chill out a bit: Tony Abbott.
The former Australian prime minister has appeared at think tank The Policy Exchange to cheer on the UK for ditching the European Union and calling the House of Commons as a 'contemptible Parliament'.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he also told attendees: "Watching the behaviour of the EU over the last three years, you will never get a good deal out of the EU.
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"And can I say further in this vein that no deal is no big deal."
Yeah, haha, no big deal at all Tony. Not sure what briefing he's been given but that goes against virtually all projections on what a no deal could bring.
In addition to food and medicine, the Yellowhammer Report also highlighted concerns with UK energy and other critical systems, UK water supplies, UK nationals in the EU, law enforcement implications, banking and finance industry services, the Irish border, national security, and specific risks to overseas territories and Crown dependencies like Gibraltar.
Yep, not much at all to be worried about.
Mr Abbott continued to lambast the EU's handling of the Brexit process as well as some British MPs' attempts to undermine 'the will of the people'.
"This is a contemptible Parliament - an utterly contemptible Parliament - it is a Parliament that will not allow the government to govern and it will not allow an election, what an abomination ... in God's name go," Mr Abbott said.
The UK is set to leave the European Union at the end of the month and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says they are working hard to ensure a no-deal is avoided however that is proving difficult to agree on certain terms with EU members.
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