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No-deal Brexit contingency plans don’t look pretty

Paul Hodgson | October 24, 2018

There’s a lot more at stake for the United Kingdom than just interrupted Netflix access should a no-deal Brexit become a reality. 

For example, Ford, after first saying it would stay put in the United Kingdom post-Brexit, has now said a no-deal Brexit would lead it to reassess the size of its presence in the country. Intercontinental rail and air travel could be completely disrupted. Electricity supply to Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland could be turned off. Waste and recycling could not be exported to the European Union. In further effects on media, U.K. broadcasters would not be able to transmit channels across the continent, unless those providers, such as Disney and Discovery, have both U.K. and EU licences. And the effects on farming, food production, and food safety of a no-deal Brexit are endless.

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