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Brexit and Future News

The British government quickly capitalised on the chaos and the sense of shock. As the public tried to come to terms with the situation, Johnson set about a series of reforms, including inancial rewards and tax beneits to private business and corporations, deep social spending cuts to education, healthcare, and social welfare, the loosening of food safety regulations, and a complete slackening of employment rights. While the British media was reluctant to discuss what had happened, the international press drew parallels with the 1973 Chilean coup. Almost six weeks ater Brexit Day, thanks mainly to the frantic eforts of the government in the twelve months before Brexit, food arrived into the country from the United States and Japan. But neither of its new trade partners was willing to treat the UK as an equal. Britain had crawled to them begging and was in no position to make demands. Both countries dictated terms to London, meaning that Japan was able to oload food from the area of contamination around Fukushima and that the US opened up a new market for chlorine-washed poultry and other meat products classiied in the EU as “unsuitable for human consumption.” President Trump had other demands. In exchange for a trade deal that would deliver food, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, his administration had writen up a list. Among other things, he wanted exclusive rights to “British” oil and gas production, access for American insurance irms to the Health Service and its gradual but complete privatisation, and preferential treatment for US investment in every sphere of British industry.

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Welcome to the new scrumdiddlyumptious issue of the award winning iScot Magazine number 54 The front cover artwork is designed by Stewart Kerr Brown and represents our maybe new Prime Minister of Boris Johnson pictured as John Bull with a hint of Pennywise from IT by Stephen King . We’re screwed tbh.