Our masters in Brussels would rather see the entire European economy stagnate and economic activity shrink to a dribble before they'll surrender, but the truth apparent to all is that no nation will be able to grow and flourish again whilst the cancer of debt repayment gnaws at its back. Default is the only realistic option for Greece, Ireland, Portugal, perhaps even Spain, perhaps even us. The banks will howl and whinge as they collapse, but we can come through it. C'mon. It's time to take the hit and get on with it.I gave it until September. C@W has a superb post and informed comments on the 'End Time', and Richard North likewise over at EU Referendum.
Short term, as the banks crash, the ATMs will be out of action, so we need to keep a wad of ready cash in the house. Plus a fortnight's worth of dried and tinned foods, at least 2 x 25l water containers and of course the Tilley lamps and wind-up radio. Plus the means to prevent someone taking it all.
Some years ago on the leading boaty forum, a retired senior officer in a position to know confirmed that many of our most senior civil servants keep yachts fully stocked for an ocean passage and ready to go at several locations in the South-West. I joked at the time that they'd never get beyond the M4. Now I'm not so sure.