Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #operationyellowhammer

Most recents (5)

Day 3 of the #ProrogationCase hearing at the UK Supreme Court. Previous threads can be found here (follow the nested link for Day 1): THREAD 1/
This morning, we have 4 "oral interventions". These are written statements, read out by QCs. Each written statement is read out by a different QC. Neither the Public Law Project nor Shami Chakrabati's written statements are on the timetable. 2/
First up, a "short statement" on justiciability by Mure QC on behalf of the Scottish Govt; "Court has competence to protect the constitution as much as it can protect individual rights." "Authority for closer ("anxious") scrutiny where constitutional principles at stake." 3/
Read 45 tweets
"Even if only 1/10 predictions happen you can't call it project fear.

When it's the secret assessment of the guys who invented project fear"
That point in the movie when the kind old lady who's been saying,"it'll be ok dear" turns out to have skinned the hero's wife and is creeping up behind him with a knife dropping in blood".

Maybe time to talk?

The thing they fear, often a ghost, appears behind them, but at first the characters ignore the audience's warnings of danger. The characters soon circle the bench, followed by the ghost, as the audience cries "It's behind you!"

Read 5 tweets

Labour call for recall of Parliament after #OperationYellowhammer docs set out disruption to food, fuel and medicines and hard border in NI

- Cabinet minister triggers row by saying Leave voters think judges are biased

- PM rejects demand to publish advisers' messages
#OperationYellowhammer key questions this morning:

1/ What can Government do to “turbocharge” preparations given the documents say public and business readiness for low deal will remain at a low level due to uncertainty about what they’re preparing for:
2/ Government say an updated version will be produced in coming days. Will it do much to mitigate fact that medicines have too short a shelf life to be stockpiled, the docs say:
Read 7 tweets
First read through #operationyellowhammer confirms: anyone lobbying for #NoDealBrexit has not the slightest clue what they are talking about; or is so cushioned from real world they needn't worry about things normal people have to worry about. Maybe latter explains PM & Co?
Note: admits serious problems - not least for Northern Ireland / Ireland. Some big understatements, e.g. on disruption to basic cross-border police and security cooperation. On citizens rights: repeats same mantra "broadly the same"... just hope you're not one of those affected.
Second read through #operationyellowhammer and you can't help but conclude: any Government that would allow this to happen to its own people constitutes a serious threat to national security? @nicholaswatt @lbcbreaking
Read 5 tweets
For those of you who, like me, don't normally get the Sunday Times, these are the key points of Operation Yellowhammer. This is is what the Govt thinks is likely, not the worst case. The Govt is choosing to do this to the British people:

a hard border in Ireland will happen risking protests, road blockages & direct action

logjams from months of border delays could affect fuel distribution & disrupt the fuel supply in London & the South East

Read 17 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!