Well, this is an interesting report. From The Independent newspaper in London, a prediction of possible “hard Brexit” troubles in the United Kingdom by Doug Gurr, the UK Country Manager at Amazon and a current advisory director with Britain’s Department for Work and Pensions:
Leaving the European Union with no deal could prompt “civil unrest” within days, the head of Amazon in the UK has warned.
Doug Gurr told a meeting organised by Brexit secretary Dominic Raab that the online retail firm was now considering this worst-case outcome as part of their contingency planning.
Mr Gurr’s remarks make Amazon UK the first company to issue such a warning, and “stunned those present”…
The claim has raised some eyebrows in the British press, and fanatical Brexiteers like the backbench Conservative Party MP Jacob Rees-Mogg have dismissed it out of hand. Who earth would the people of Britain be restless with? Maybe The Guardian has the answer?
…foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has warned there is a risk of the UK leaving the EU in March 2019 without a deal because of stalling by the bloc’s negotiators, and that British views of Europe would sour as a result.
“Britain would find that challenging, but in the end we would find a way not just to survive but to thrive economically. But my real concern is that it would change British public attitudes to Europe for a generation.”