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Bank Of England Accidentally E-mails Top-Secret Brexit Plan To Newspaper

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The first rule of “Project Bookend” is that you don’t talk about “Project Bookend.”

In retrospect, maybe the first rule should have been “you don’t accidentally e-mail ‘Project Bookend’ to a news agency”, because as the Guardian reports, one of its editors opened his inbox and was surprised to find a message from the BOE’s Head of Press Jeremy Harrison outlining the UK financial market equivalent of the Manhattan project. 

Project Bookend is a secret (or ‘was’ a secret) initiative undertaken by the BOE to study what the fallout might be from a potential ‘Brexit’, but if anyone asked what Sir Jon Cunliffe and a few senior staffers were up to, they were instructed to say that they were busy investigating “a broad range of European economic issues.”

Here’s more from The Guardian:

 
 

Bank of England officials are secretly researching the financial shocks that could hit Britain if there is a vote to leave the European Union in the forthcoming referendum.

 

The Bank blew its cover on Friday when it accidentally emailed details of the project – including how the bank intended to fend off any inquiries about its work – direct to the Guardian.

 

According to the confidential email, the press and most staff in Threadneedle Street must be kept in the dark about the work underway, which has been dubbed Project Bookend…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-22/bank-england-accidentally-e-mails-top-secret-brexit-plan-newspaper

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Accidentally sent an E-Mail?

To the Guardian?

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Things are "NEVER" what they seem!
Even though zerohedge is pushing this story as well.
But that story is funny though!
What a fug-up dat be.

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Things are "NEVER" what they seem!Even though zerohedge is pushing this story as well.
But that story is funny though!
What a fug-up dat be.

​Indeed! 

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