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So now the election is over in the UK, how are you going to prepare for the future?

Are you a pragmatist? Pessimist? Hoper? No Hoper?

What are you going to do in order to future proof the times coming?

CaroleBallard
3 months ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann19843 months ago

There is nothing really you can do no one exactly knows what's going to happen just take it day by day

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Faye1
Faye12 months ago

We have w family business and I have no idea what we are going to do. All of our parts we sell we ship abroad. So when it all changes we don’t know what will happen and whether we will lose all our customers we currently have in the EU. A lot of our suppliers are moving out of the UK and into the EU ready. which is taking us longer and costing us more to get supplies. so we have to live in hope that our business will survive. There is nothing we can do about it though just wait and see

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

Good luck to you. If only people actually thought through their voting choices and we had a government who cared how it would all affect people.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 months ago

There are plenty of reasons to leave the EU, but I don't want to turn this into a political discussion.

I personally am disgusted my country is part of the EU. They gave up their currency up, no control borders, guns are almost impossible to own legally, pepper spray is illegal, etc. Basically stripped from protecting yourself against anyone who wants to harm you.

Europe-EU countries have what's called EU roads so if someone commits a crime and then decides to escape, it couldn't be any easier for them.

U.K. at least is an island so it's not physically connected to Europe-EU. MeestairChrees

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 months ago

EU is an organization, not a continent.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

Rockman why would you want a gun? You sound American. Look at the mess they're in with guns so freely available.

I highly doubt most people who voted for brexit had a good reason though. The media is largely to blame. It's all about immigrants and "taking our country back" which we never lost.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 months ago

Why would I want a gun? Let's see, in London the criminals stab, throw acid and shoot innocent people while legally abiding citizens can't be in possession of a firearm as it's against the law.

A few months ago, I was in a retail park in a rural area and I was nearly kidnapped. It was already night, I refused to go with the guy and he did ask someone else (a lady) too but she also refused. Imagine if he had pointed a knife or gun against either of us, we'd have either to go or risk running.

Nowhere is safe and the cops don't arrive immediately either so you're left to your own luck.

Also, "American"? I'm not Native Indian nor are the majority who live in U.S., the so-called Americans are usually Europeans, Africans and Asians who immigrated to U.S. And that's fine, they have legal citizenship so they legally are American, just not by ancestry, that's my point.

And also, no, I'm not politically aligned to the left, right, center or whatever. I'm just myself.

MeestairChrees

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

Rockman and making guns legal and easier to obtain would result in problems like in America. There would be a lot more gun crime. If you can get hold of one, the criminals for sure would, so the person that nearly kidnapped you would likely have had one and used it before you were even ready to retaliate.

You're being overly pedantic about the term American. They're not natives, but they are who the world calls Americans.

I also didn't comment on your politics.

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Pjran
Pjran2 months ago

Enthusiastic. Just think positive and hope Brexit gets sorted fairly for the uk. The eu really doesn’t want us to leave so are being tough because they don’t want other nations to follow us and leave. I’m really please the conservatives have a majority so can get on with it. Let’s hope they find all the money Labour apparently found and can provide our nation with better NHS and social services.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

First lets see how Brexit will be done in 14 days....when it could not be done in 3 and a half year...XD

Just stay positive....there are so many places to go in the Earth if something goes wrong.

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

"....there are so many places to go in the Earth if something goes wrong."

Where are you thinking of AgnesFaludi?

Post Brexit I don't think many countries will accept British Citizens as permanent residents unless they have unique skills that they need that their own citizens don't have, or unless they are so wealthy that they don't need to work in that country (i.e. so that they can get a High Net Worth Individual or Retirement visa). Or can demonstrate enough wealth to set up a business that will employ the locals (i.e. a Business visa).

Currently Brits can choose to reside freely (i.e all year) in other EU countries. Post Brexit that's all over, and Brits will only be allowed to visit other EU countries for a few months at a time (unless they were already permanently tax resident there well before Brexit).

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

Johnny yeah, but it is not easy to get permanent residency in here either.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

Johnny if only people thought about all that before voting. Sadly, I don't think many gave it much intelligent thought when voting.

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

AgnesFaludi For sure, the UK is one of the world's most desirable countries to live in.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs2 months ago

MeestairChrees I think you are entirely right and regardless which way you votd or which government was in charge I really believe that it was handled very poorly right from the start. How can you give ordinary people the right to vote on something that most of us did not fully understand without at least supplying some accurate information pre voting. I also understand what BonzoBanana is saying but what really upsets me is that for people like me, it might just be an inconvenience and a struggle and delaying retirement but for farmers and people like that it will ruin livelihoods and send lots of smaller businesses to the wall and then a huge number of the large businesses that will be left to pick up the pieces and gain even more profit are foreign owned. I cant see them bending over backwards to help us pay off our debt to the EU. By the way in all this I hope I am wrong and it is just my opinion,lol.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

Janhrrs yes certainly. To put it to the people was frankly stupid. Most people just don't have a clue. Even the people trying to sort out don't seem to have a clue! And it was only an advisory referendum - when it was realised it was impossible to do (which it is, we can't have our cake and eat it), they should have called the whole thing off. The promises are all broken - it was never possible.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs2 months ago

I can't help it but it really concerns me. I worry about businesses such as Faye1 says (fingers crossed that you are OK). We have been planning for years to move to Scotland next year and I am concerned how the whole affair will effect the housing market and I'm praying that we don't see a return to the 80s when so many people fell into negative equity and had their homes repossessed. Other than that oh and the price of food and possible problems with medication I'm entirely optimistic 🤣

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Faye1
Faye12 months ago

We have a lot of farmers on our books as well and they all worry they won’t get the payment from the EU that currently keeps them all going. They also don’t know how they will survive with the funding cut because it’s not given by our government. Many of our customers are now selling land. And getting ready to close if they lose the funding. which has a knock on effect to companies like ours and as a country we will need to import more if we don’t have the farms providing us

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs2 months ago

Faye1 exactly, I couldn't agree more. My husband drives the milk tankers that collect from the farms and when you see what the farmer gets per litre as opposed to what we pay, it's shocking. More of the smaller farms are going to the wall already and the bigger farms run with robots milking the cows 3 times a day. Personally, I don't think it's much life for the cows on those farms. So God knows what will happen now. Especially with major players in the British Market being German countries like Muller, or French for power.

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Faye1
Faye12 months ago

Janhrrs doesn’t help with the government taking the land from farms for new roads either that’s happened to a few local farmers lately. So we have even less farming land. I just hope that it all works out. otherwise we will be in a real mess. Iv always joked i want to live in the olden days and that im going to feed my children rations for being fussy but it may not be a joke much longer.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs2 months ago

Faye1 Snap I've often wished I lived back then, when life seemed simpler and then I remember no washing machines, tin baths and outside toilets and change my mind. 😂

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 months ago

Being in the EU has caused the biggest ever peacetime debt with huge damage to the UK economy and a public sector debt of £1.8 trillion which is likely going to take decades to pay back. That is about £60,000 of debt for every single income tax payer in the UK, roughly half the UK population. We are in such a horrific financial situation and the continued payments to the EU for membership and the huge EU trading deficit was adding to that debt every day. We are basically in a no win situation we will become poorer at least in the short term but at least outside the EU there is hope of long term financial improvements. I really can't get my head around how people think we can keep building up huge debts. At the moment £2,000 of your taxes are used per year just to pay the interest on that debt which is completely dead money and why the NHS and many services are in huge decline because huge sums are being paid to service that debt. We never had a right to live beyond our means and create huge debts for future generations.

It's not complicated to prepare for the future, simply stop exporting your wages on imports, try to buy UK sourced products where possible. Instead of buying expensive unreliable German cars with high running costs, keep your old car a bit longer and spend more of your money in property or UK made cars (what few are left). Ultimately if you want to have money in circulation in the UK economy stop sending it abroad. As you have exported your sterling that money has come back as purchasing assets in the UK as they weren't buying our goods. So the majority of larger companies now are foreign owned and exporting their profits.

Incredible public services like the NHS require a healthy economy financially. If only 5% of the UK population could be changed from a parasite mentality it would make a huge difference to the UK economy.

Even if the Conservatives do a good job on the economy and I'm not saying they will outside the EU that huge debt we built up inside the EU is still increasing everyday as more interest is added to the £1.8 trillion of debt. It's a huge task basically.

If you want to see the full horrors of the UK economy then look at the office of national statistics site.

The only positive thing I can really say is if the UK economy suffers the pound falls in value that makes imports more expensive and our exports more competitive so to a degree there is a correction system that the more our economy suffers the more likely it will repair itself. If imported goods become more expensive that creates more possibility of UK sourced goods becoming available etc. The other good thing about being outside the EU is legislation can be much, much quicker and modified more rapidly. Ultimately the point is being in the EU was unsustainable and hugely damaging to the UK economy we have to try something different out of sheer necessity.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

Short term theres likely to be issues as we adapt but I'm optimistic for the future. Have to be!

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

Deffo preparing for the future

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