DAY 11- 30 Day Writing Challenge

So yesterday, there was no entry because I closed my site for the climate strike! 

Chris Hewitt asked me to write :  
“Brexit, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times! What didn’t make it into the Yellowhammer report?” 

When you are done reading my site, go check his excellent writing out! 

I need your help! I have another 19 days left to go on this challenge. Please comment with any suggestions that you have for challenges on here. You could also tweet me @peterwynmosey or follow my Facebook


Brexit. It seemed like the end of the world as we knew it. The yellowhammer had dropped. No deal had emerged. The political system failed to form consensus and we were now set adrift. We had left the EU. As queues formed at the channel tunnel, and the medication stockpiles started dwindling Britain braced herself for a lonely life outside of the EU. 

But after months of secretive no-deal planning, Operation Yellowhammer, the worst-case scenario plan had covered lots of bases. It knew how it would deploy it’s 3500 soldiers to deal with the political unrest that the careless exit had left. But it failed to account for the 348 lives these soldiers would take when a protest in Birmingham turned sour in March 2020. It also did not predict how the government would seek to attempt to cover up the incident by closing down social media in the UK for three months. 

The document clearly showed how the island of Ireland would deal with its new border challenges. It knew that there would be roadblocks and that agricultural trade would suffer as a result. It foresaw the rise in smuggling to and from the Republic of Ireland. But it did not predict the final Irish exodus as many pro-republicans left the UK and never came back and by 2023 only 62% of the previous population of Northern Ireland remained.

As the political landscape in the house of commons worsened, Boris Johnson clung to power. His minority government proroguing parliament a total of twelve times in his first three years in office. After failing to call a general election in 2022, Johnson quelled a coup using water cannons. 

As Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament ministers, both sought independence referendums, sessions were forced into closure and the union was further plunged into a deeper crisis. 

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Nat says:

    …one big, fat soapbox? One which everyone is overusing in the extreme.


  2. Rant away!! It’s good to let it all out. I end up shouting at Radio 4 most days in the car these days. What has life become?!


  3. Nat says:

    I’m sure you can see the future! I can see this happening! Other than that I won’t comment, or it’ll be a rant! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. We live in scary times! Thanks for the challenge! I’m glad you liked it, even though it was bleak!


  5. Chris Hewitt says:

    Nice one Peter, that was bleak. The sad thing is I suspect there are at least two paragraphs here that are dead certs. Thanks for the shout out

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Great read and a fun challenge. Another subject: how to cope with retirement. 😁

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Grim stuff, and mightily compelling to read. Nice one.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. That’s a tough challenge, I don’t know if I could come with worthwhile subjects day after day.
    Just toss one out for you “ The possibly rebirth of Beatlemania “

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