bigjim wrote:mjr wrote:mercalia wrote:I suppse Lidl will change agreat deal? all those EU items wont be here any more?
They'll still be here, but especially if there's no deal, there may well be gaps in supply and the prices may go up.
It ain't just the foreign supermarkets that will have problems. Take another look at your weekly shop: plenty of things which you might think are from the UK are currently imported from the EU, such as beet caster sugar in Sainsburys (French) or lettuce in Waitrose (German). The UK imports 50% of its food - 30% from the EU and much of the remainder from countries relying on EU trade policies.
So what do you think will happen to all this food and medicine that we will be unable to obtain under a No Deal scenario? Wine lake? Butter mountain?
I think I am one of the absolute few on this forum who thinks that the world is not going to end in the event of a No Deal. I mean, we seemed to be capable of smoothly exporting and importing before we joined the EU for instance. I'm not that particularly bothered either way as I expect I'll be dead long before there are any great changes. whatever the outcome. I don't think there will be anyway. But I do find it a bit weird that members of this forum are so totally biased against the idea of us being outside the EU. Some quite derogatory comments against those that may have voted differently to most of the forum members. No balance here at all. Shame.
In the event of "no deal" we have to suddenly implement a whole new series of customs checks and tariffs for which there is no infrastructure or people to actually do. This will be incredibly disruptive.
How this basic fact represents "totally biased" or "No balance" is a mystery.
I find it more than a bit weird anyone would think that upending our systems for import and export overnight would be anything other than disastrous. But I expect I'm biased in some way.