No, this is not a bird watching post but an article on 3 codenames for secret government reports on Brexit.
What is Yellowhammer? A Yellowhammer is a small bird with a song that is said to sound like “A little bit of bread and no cheese” and the term is now being used as a code name by government for work relating to a no-deal scenario for Brexit. It was in August 2019 that The Sunday Times reported on a document, code named Yellowhammer, that provided a realistic assessment of severe problems if the UK left the EU without a deal, including:
- a three-month “meltdown” at channel ports with major hold-ups;
- HGV delays at Dover between one-and-a-half and two-and-a-half days;
- a hard Irish border;
- shortages of some foods and medicine import delays;
- possible public disorder increase with protests and counter-protests; and,
- a rise in community tensions.