If it’s fear-mongering to say people will die because of Brexit, why is the government stockpiling body-bags?

A body-bag: No, it isn’t being modelled by Mr Rees-Mogg.

The Minister for the 18th Century, Jacob Rees-Mogg, caused a bit of a stir this week when he attacked a doctor who advised the government on “no deal” Brexit – in flagrant contradiction of the evidence.

Consultant neurologist Dr David Nicholl helped draft the Project Yellowhammer document that predicted shortages of medicines, food and fuel if “no deal” Brexit happens.

Dr Nicholl asked Mr Rees-Mogg, now Leader of the House of Commons, in an exchange on LBC radio, “What level of mortality rate are you willing to accept in the light of a no-deal Brexit?”

The cabinet member bit back hard: “I’m surprised that a doctor in your position would be fear-mongering in this way on public radio. I think it’s deeply irresponsible, Dr Nicholl, of you to call in and try to spread fear across the country. It’s typical of Remainer campaigners to try and you should be quite ashamed.”

Oh, really?

Then why has the National Health Service been stockpiling body-bags?

We knew this was happening back in February, when a letter from then-health minister Stephen Hammond identified body-bags as an important consumable being protected by health service bosses.

But now we know why.

This Independent article quotes Dr Paul Williams, a Labour supporter of the anti-Brexit Best for Britain group, said: “This exchange shows how little regard the government has for those who rely on access to medicines. Their reckless pursuit of a no-deal Brexit is putting lives at risk.”

And it reported a revelation by The Sunday Times “that doctors had warned the NHS to brace itself for the “biggest threat it has ever faced” if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

“Confidential files seen by the newspaper revealed lists of drugs it has been impossible to stockpile, putting patients at potential risk.”

Dr Nicholl was reported to have used the exchange with Mr Rees-Mogg to argue that people would die because of problems with access to drugs and radioisotopes.

And all the cabinet minister could do was moan that the Yellowhammer report had been written by “Remoaners”.

Who do you believe? The cabinet minister – or the expert with a doctorate?

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3 thoughts on “If it’s fear-mongering to say people will die because of Brexit, why is the government stockpiling body-bags?

  1. Jill Jervis (now Darbyshire btw)

    Perhaps, besides getting out of paying the tax that they would have to come the Eu new laws in January, a hard Brexit would also kill off a few more ‘useless eaters’ for them. Who needs Hitler when you can take advantage of politic chaos.

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