Post # 1
Here I am in the UK wondering about whether Brexit will happen and whether I should be gradually stockpiling any goods.
Any ideas from Brexiteers and anti-Brexiteers? What are you doing? Have you got any cheese in the cupboard, tins under the tumbledryer, pasta in your pyjamas or olives in the outhouse? Do you have a Brexit Box?
Post # 2
I think it’s going to be like the whole Y2K thing and end up being nothing.
so no stockpiling for me. I’ll just put my head in the sand until the 30th march lol Supersleuth :
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK
No stockpiling for us. I was remain but I’ve accepted it and changed my views somewhat.
I work for a construction company and the uncertainty has caused a lot of issues so I just want it to exit now so we know where we stand.
We just locked in a 5 year mortgage at 1.5% though just in case things take a turn for the worse!
Post # 5
I’m genuinely considering stockpiling my medication. I have endometriosis and fibromyalgia, I don’t think I can cope without painkillers. Probably won’t be able to stockpile a huge amount but I’m going to make sure my prescriptions are refilled before the end of March just to be sure.
Post # 6
I won’t be stockpiling anything, I think there’s a lot of scaremongering going on about Brexit and it will probably not be half as bad as the reports.
Post # 7
Supersleuth : someone at work is stockpiling UHT milk (even though they don’t like UHT), tinned tomatoes and lentils.
Personally, I’m not stockpiling. The UK has food. We have arable and livestock farming. It might not be what I want at that moment and I might have to make do but there is food. There’ll be bread, meat, milk, some veg and cheese. It might mean I can’t get fresh tomatoes and have to eat more seasonally but that is something I’m trying to move towards anyway to minimise my environmental footprint from food. So if it forces my hand…
Like EllyAnne I voted remain and just want it to be done now. I work in a sector that is also really unclear on life after brexit. Honestly I’m bored of the speculation, the maybe this or maybe that. I want to leave and just deal with this is how it is now. Every meeting I have people say “I don’t want to mention the B-word but obviously there’s uncertainty…” can we just stop? It’s like going into a meeting and saying the sky is blue. Everyone knows there’s uncertainty, we’ll just assume from now until the end of time there’s uncertainty. Also we just locked in a 2 year fixed rate mortgage (obviously not enough in the house for a 5 year, lol) and plan to make overpayments of £200 a month so that if the market craps out we’ve got a bit more equity in two years time.
Also, if MPs keep ducking around the way are AND a second referendum happens – I will vote leave next time. Just in case YouGov or the remainer MPs hoping to get their way are spying on weddingbee.
Post # 8
ukbea : I’m ordering my thyroid medication in good time. Good thought.
sunburn : I have some dollars in the house…and a few Euros.
Twizbe : There probably isn’t a need to stockpile in principle but who knows how other people are going to behave. The other thing is that the pre-Brexit negotiations are the easy bit!. It’s all the post-Brexit unpicking of laes, treaties , funding and everything else that will be much, much more difficult.
EllyAnne : I’ve not accepted it yet so I’ll be marching on the 23rd March in London.I hope that you’re going too.
Post # 9
Twizbe : this is not going to end up beging nothing. Right now it looks like there will be a no deal brexit and no deals will cause a boarder gridlock. UK suppliers are already stockpiling. I guess it wont hurt to stockpile for a private household too.
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
I’m in the US but I’m sorry you guys are going through so much stress. I can’t imagine how much everything could chance.
Like PP, I would personally want to stockpile medication or anything that is a complete need. I don’t know the odds of Brexit going through, but I would be severely worried about trade and goods coming in and out.
Better to be safe than sorry.
Post # 11
I’ve stockpiled some food. We currently import a lot of food from the EU and we can’t become self-sufficient overnight (even if we technically could over a few years).
Considering what a shit show it all is right now, I really think there’s going to a be a no deal, and who the hell knows what will happen then – there is no precedent. I’d rather be prepared; best case scenario is that nothing bad happens and I don’t have to buy certain foods for a while.
Post # 12
Just trying to make sure I have enough medication to last the next few months. It’s the most prescribed medication in the UK so there’s going to be quite a few very upset people if there’s a problem in the supply chain. Those who voted remain but now think differently, is it just the sense of inertia or inevitability that’s changed your minds? Because it’s still a clusterfuck of an idea and willful sabotage of our country, no matter how long the build up.
Post # 13
- Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK
loz24 : I’ve got to the point where I can’t take the daily Brexit discussions at work. I tune out. I’ve always been interested in politics so its not a lack of caring but I don’t know how anyone can enjoy debating it anymore.
Post # 14
Our honeymoon is in June, I just hope we can go! Or £3,500 gone 😔
Post # 15
loz24 : the UK does not have enough food to support our population. Possibly it did in the 1950s but arable farming has since reduced but our population has gone up. It’s not a case of missing a few tomatoes.