Help: What shall I stockpile in case of potential Brexit?

posted 6 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
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Blushing bee

My bf lives in the UK and I live in mainland. We agreed that I’ll send him a care package of toilet paper if needed 😉

I don’t think stockpiling is necessary. I also think there is a lot of fearmongering happening.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

loz24 : I think there should be a second referendum, not because I want to keep voting until we get the answer I want – but because the referendum was inherently undemocratic to begin with. No one knew what they were voting for, and the goalposts have moved so much since the vote that what people were promised isn’t going to happen. And finally, the referendum was only ever advisory. There is no need for this to happen. At the very least least we should have a follow on referendum on the KIND of brexit we’d prefer, surely? Considering 48% of the population flat out didn’t want this at all. But there’s no point us discussing it because it won’t change anything and I suspect we’re agreeing with each other anyway :-/

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

loz24 :  I feel pretty much the same. My dad marched for a second referendum and I just think it’s fundamentally wrong. What if we ended up with the same outcome.Things may well be bad when we leave but the cost of getting to the stage we are at now has been astronomical. 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

So as an American I’ll admit I don’t know much about this whole situation. I do have a trip to London planned at the end of May though. Any insight as to whether or not my trip could be affected? 

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

FutureMrsBex :  You should be fine. D.H travels a lot for work and they haven’t been told of any anticipated issues with travel. Our family is over from Canada in June and they haven’t given it a second thought.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

FutureMrsBex :  there might be a longer wait at passport control while immigration get a handle on everything but I’d hope it would have settled down a bit by then. Although, Heathrow and Gatwick are notorious for passport control being ridiculous. For a trip, you probably won’t notice any price hike. There’s been protestors around and there might still be in May but it’s not like the protests we see on the news that happen in the US. We might be complaining more than we already do but the way it’s shaping up at the minute it’ll be another dry summer so we’ll do that other typically British thing and talk about the weather!

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I work in the NHS and we had an email from the powers that be at work informing us that they do expect disruption on Brexit, since 75% of our supplies are from the EU. 

So yeah, it’s shit. 

Regarding food, I hadn’t really thought about that but I guess I will try and stock up on non perishables for my pantry. 

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Supersleuth :  I completely get fighting it. With the voting again until I get the outcome I want comment, I’m also referring to the various votes of no confidence, general elections and general running amok. I agree with @marriedbliss that the process is undemocratic but for me a large proportion of the population felt that that was their choice. I just can’t bring myself to vote remain in the event of a second referendum as for so many people it would be a case of disregarding their vote. I may do what I did in the previous general election and spoil my vote because despite my earlier insistence I’m not sure I could actually vote to leave. I want to to feel like the democratic voice is being respected but I was 100% remain. 

I wish we could have a well informed vote. My fear is that nothing is confirmed and won’t be for a long time to give us that well informed vote. There’s only so much time wasting we can do until the EU have enough. 

I really hope both Corbyn and May go. Everyone I seem to speak to thinks that Corbin could be the saviour of us all and I just don’t. I’ve tried not to vote based on the party leader and instead on policies but I despise him and can never vote labour whilst he’s party leader. May – surprisingly given everything my biggest gripe with May is that she took this job knowing it would be a disaster. I know people weren’t putting their names forward for the job but she is the second female PM for this country. The first female PM obviously has a reputation and I feel like May taking the job calls into question females in politics. Both our female PMs have had rubbish jobs to do and I think their reputations are going to prevent women advancing in politics as they should. It’s sad really, future women up for PM will be compared to her. Men up for PM aren’t compared to every other man that has ever been PM. But that’s a rant for another night.

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee

I’m in the US, but it does sound incredibly smart to lock down any financial rates you can as the change could cause prices to get crazy for a bit, mortgage rate I would lock down and anything similar to that. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee

For anyone worrying about food, I wouldn’t, I work for a particular German supermarket and as a company we’ve built more stores and hired more people, everyone at my work got a bonus this year and we’ve all been told that brexit isn’t likely to affect us. 

 

I mean it could all go tits up but I’m not expecting much to be honest! 

Post # 44
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Busy bee

im not saying it’s not going to have any effect what so ever, I’m not stupid. But I also know that aldi wouldn’t be spending literally hundreds of millions of pounds opening new stores here there and everywhere if they were too worried about supply, because they aren’t stupid either! 

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Plays were part of religious festivals, and while there was an element of education, they were a competition honouring the gods. 

You’re also only talking of Athens not Hellas as a whole. Also don’t forget that only make Athenian citizens could vote. Women, slaves, foreigners etc were all barred from voting. 

Be very careful holding ancient Athens up as a frat democracy, yes it was ‘first’ doesn’t mean it was best. 

Supersleuth :  

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