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

posted 6 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 46
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

On the topic, I voted remain but don’t think we should have a second vote. What would we be voting for? The current deal, no deal, no brexit, a fourth option? The list could be endless. 


Post # 47
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m not British but I generally think it’s smart to stockpile goods one uses regularly. In the case of Brexit, I’d very definitely stockpile medication if I were reliant on anything specific.

Post # 49
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If it’s leave vs remain again how do we know what the leave deal would be? Is it the deal we have at the moment? Is it no deal? Is it another deal? We are no better informed than we were last time. 

Another referendum asking the same question is just re running an election until you get the result you want. Supersleuth :  

Post # 50
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

I’m in the UK and a staunch remainiac and am gobsmacked that anyone is stockpiling food unironically. It wouldn’t surprise me if there are some foreign foods that are harder (or more expensive) to get in the immediate aftermath of Brexit (if and when it happens), but I can’t think of anything that I would miss enough that I’d need to fill my cupboard under the stairs with it 😂 Some of the things I’m reading are reminiscent of the Overheard in Waitrose Facebook group 🙄

(I’m being facetious I realise, sorry not sorry)

Post # 51
762 posts
Busy bee

I have nothing

Post # 52
1984 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

If you really want a clear, indisputable vote we’d all have to be sent the White Paper before we vote and how many people would read or fully understand 100 pages of rule changes across all industries? A line has to be drawn somewhere.

Post # 55
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I go back and forth to London from the US once or twice a month for work and my company is putting a halt on that temporarily just due to the uncertainty 

Post # 56
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

The only thing we’re stockpiling is IKEA furniture, having moved into our house this month. That said the cat food comes from Germany so I’ll be putting the order for April in sooner rather than later, and might double up, so I’ve time to find an alternative brand if needs be.

We’ll adapt, what other choice do we have?

Post # 57
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Twizbe :  Omg I agree completely. I’ve even made that same comparison with Y2K.

Post # 58
266 posts
Helper bee

Word is it could be delayed til 2021 now?

Post # 59
95 posts
Worker bee

Live in United States where PREPPERS have become more mainstream. Preppers believe that everyone should have at least three months of food, medicine, weapons etc. and even back up generators for a variety of reasons. We don’t have BREXIT but people are afraid of everything from terrorism, natural disasters, supply chain breakdown, political unrest. etc. Some preppers even believe in having an alternate place to live outside of a city. Extreme preppers order freeze dried food and believe in having one year of supplies.  If you google Preppers, they have a list of what they think every family should have everywhere.

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