It is official, a chaotic no-deal that will tear Brexit through our most vulnerable communities.


But among the many warnings, scenarios and possible eventualities described in the documents now published, one line really stands out, even though it was buried towards the end of the publication.

In the official Yellowhammer no deal brexite warnings of the government there is much – and I mean much – to be worried about – and this before thinking about what they will not show us.

The Yellowhammer warnings show a disastrous path for those who are already struggling to make ends meet, writes political editor Liam Thorp

That was it, a single line – but one that could mean so much to millions of people in need.

“Low-income groups will be disproportionately affected by any increase in food and fuel prices.

Across Merseyside, one in three children is currently growing up in poverty – in some areas it is one in two.

Thousands of families today consider a painful, pride swallowing walk to the local food bank as part of their difficult weekly routine.

For the “low-income groups” so casually mentioned in the government’s report, this is already a reality – and yet people still throw around the accusation of scaremongering if no conclusion is reached?

At every home game between Liverpool and Everton in the city, there is now a team of tireless volunteers who, by default, ask the good-hearted fans to donate supplies to the ailing local food bank.

With food supplies already running low and families already struggling day by day to get it, how can a government whose primary mission is to care for the most vulnerable people continue this most ruthless of journeys?

Whether you have voted or are staying, whether you want a second referendum or believe that a general election is the next step, this is something different – this is about pushing desperate parents who already forgo meals so that their children can eat over a cliff in the name of an ideological idea that simply was not the basis for the 2016 referendum.

The architects of the vacation campaign said there would be a deal, they said it would be a smooth process – they didn’t say that it would make the lives of people living in poverty unbearable.

In Liverpool – where 444 million pounds have been brutally chopped off the City Council’s ability to care for its most vulnerable residents since 2010 – social services have now reached a turning point.

Economists predict that another consequence of the disruption of the “no deal” process and higher prices for imported goods will be a rise in inflation.

If this happens and welfare payments do not keep up with them – it will mean an even more serious threat to those who do not know how to get through the next week.

But according to the Yellowhammer report, a “no deal” brexit could lead to the failure of adult welfare providers.


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