Reply to post: They should have assumed no deal

2 weeks till Brexit and Defra, at the very least, looks set to be caught with its IT pants down


They should have assumed no deal

They should have prepared for the scenario that is hardest for the systems to cope with - no deal. Systems that could cope with no deal would have coped with a deal, but no vice-versa.

The problem is that they complacently assumed there would be a deal. Its a reflection of the governments wider mistake, assuming that the negotiations would be cooperative and reasonable rather than adversarial.

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