Brexit In The UK
While many think Brexit will affect only the UK, it will affect many more countries than that, and not just Europe.
Due 31st October 2019
The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnston, has said that the UK will leave the European Union (EU) on 31st October no matter what happens, with or without a deal.
Those with a great deal of knowledge of Brexit, trade and finance, like Professor Tim Lang who spoke on BBC Radio 4 on Monday 5 August 2019 and said there could be drops of perhaps 50% of lorries crossing borders on the first day and lasting for months are warning of disruption in food supplies and other goods. Others with practical working knowledge of Brexit and finance are also warning of problems. Of course, those who want everything to run smoothly say there will be no problems but they seem to be talking from a position of hope and rosy spectacles, as opposed to actual knowledge.
Are They Right?
Who is right? The optimists or the pessimists?
I would like to think I am a realist. I will hope for the best and plan for the worst. Today is now designated as TinsTuesday - buy a few extra cans of food and stash them away. Tinned fish, like salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel and other tinned items like baked beans, spaghetti, etc. are always useful, so if everything goes well, then the tins can be added back into the normal food supply. If things don't go well, then there is food available in the house.
Brexit Survival Journal
I have published a Brexit Survival Journal that will remind me of what needs to be stocked up on.
Not Just UK
While Brexit is just for the UK, stocking up on necessities is a useful idea because anything can happen and it's always useful to plan ahead. You can read about TinsTuesday here: https://www.brexitsurvivaljournal.com/tins-tuesday/
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