Advanced search

To consider lifestyle changes following the referendum?

(146 Posts)
Oliviaerinpope Sun 26-Jun-16 15:19:25

My DH and I have had a long discussion this morning. We voted remain and are quite nervous about the current political instability that the vote has triggered and the potential consequences of this. We have decided we'll;

1. Take our house off the market and stay where we are.

2. Stop any unnecessary spending (visits to coffee shops, meals out, luxury items), in part, because we don't want to help the UK economy when we don't agree with the Political climate, but also, to save more for DC's future. We just don't know what they'll have to face in 10/20 years.

I suspect we are BU. Are you making any changes?

TeaBelle Sun 26-Jun-16 15:22:26

I wouldn't go as far to say unreasonable, but I think you would be cutting off your nose to spite your face if you followed through with those actions. No one else gives a shit if you don't get a nice coffee, but those little things make like enjoyable. Crack on

WeirdAndPissedOff Sun 26-Jun-16 15:22:37

No harm in cutting back, holding off on major decisions etc, especially in the face if uncertainty.
But YABU to not spend because you don't want to help the UK economy.

OlennasWimple Sun 26-Jun-16 15:23:06

"Don't want to help the economy"? confusedhmm

Hirosleaftunnel Sun 26-Jun-16 15:24:29

Why don't you leave the UK and go and find a homes and jobs in Europe??? Oh,...wait...

nanetterose Sun 26-Jun-16 15:25:26

Why don't you want to help the economy?

Oliviaerinpope Sun 26-Jun-16 15:25:38

It will be a big change, we really enjoy going out and enjoying ourselves. You never know though, we might even enjoy the new lifestyle more grin

Birdsgottafly Sun 26-Jun-16 15:25:42

How did people in your region vote? Mine voted to stay.

My opinion, is to spend less, but then that will add to job loses.

Did you dislike all the people that you supported, by buying Coffees etc, before this?

AdrenalineFudge Sun 26-Jun-16 15:26:10

Presumably you'd then give up work so that you're not paying tax to the UK?

Yanbu to feel like you want to hold off big plans to see how things will pan out but you'd be unreasonable to forgo a coffee or a meal out in protest against the Leave vote.

Oliviaerinpope Sun 26-Jun-16 15:26:46

My DH has suggested we consider leaving the uk - we haven't ruled it out.

P1nkP0ppy Sun 26-Jun-16 15:27:26

...don't want to help the economy when we don't agree with the political climate....
I presume therefore that you won't avail yourselves of any services such as transport, health, education either as you don't want to contribute anything towards them.
God help us with people like you bolting.

P1nkP0ppy Sun 26-Jun-16 15:27:51


MiracletoCome Sun 26-Jun-16 15:28:47

If you are leaving the UK, I would leave the house on the market.

Oliviaerinpope Sun 26-Jun-16 15:28:56

Leave won in this area blush

callherwillow Sun 26-Jun-16 15:29:48

This thread is probably the most bonkers one yet, and there is strong competition.

TweeterandtheMonkeyman Sun 26-Jun-16 15:30:15

God I've headed some stupid stuff on Mumsnet today "don't want to help the economy" hmm hmm Cheers for that!

PaperdollCartoon Sun 26-Jun-16 15:31:18

I know how you feel, but I wouldn't stop spending 'to not help the economy', it needs you more than ever! I wouldn't think you were BU to cut back though. DP and I have a bit of credit card debt on 0% cards we'd planned to pay off over a year/18 months. We now plan to really cut back and pay them off by the end of the year. I don't trust that we could move anything left onto another 0% as we've done before, credit will be effected.

I wouldn't necessarily take your house of the market, unless you were planning to take on a much bigger mortgage to buy your next place, in which case Id think bit more about it.

branofthemist Sun 26-Jun-16 15:31:21

So you would rather the country does go down the pan?

Not that it will happen because your not buy coffees out?

MiracletoCome Sun 26-Jun-16 15:35:21

Thing is, even if Remain had won, there's no telling what will happen in 10 - 20 years. 20 odd years ago interest rates were about 14%

Oliviaerinpope Sun 26-Jun-16 15:36:04

Food for thought, I'm pretty sure we're going to follow through on our plan though.

The leave campaign are so sure leaving will strengthen the economy, our small protest shouldn't make any difference at all. It might however, help me to feel less cross grin

GahBuggerit Sun 26-Jun-16 15:42:44

i suspect ill go on as before.

Tesco value coffee, one takeaway a month, living in negative equity on a 70k house and one £9.50 hol next year if were lucky

FarAwayHills Sun 26-Jun-16 15:43:24

This sort of thinking will sink the economy. I understand people being a bit more cautious but giving up coffee - seriously hmm Nothing like negativity to talk ourselves into a great big hole.

CreepyPasta Sun 26-Jun-16 15:44:31

Good grief 'don't want to help the economy' what is wrong with people?? If all the remainers (myself included) did that then we would definitly be heading for recession

specialsubject Sun 26-Jun-16 15:45:02

the economy was actually in quite a state before Thursday. Maybe you don't buy fuel, insurance, food, public transport fares (even in London, I believe) or any of the other things that have gone up in price by far more than the official rate of inflation.

maybe you got a pay rise in the last few years. I don't know many that have.

presumably you don't have savings, if you did you'd be well aware of how desperate that situation is.

plus benefit cuts, (how DID George fix that big hole by the way?) services cuts etc - it looks to me like we aren't doing that well.

I've had the hatches battened down for a while and expect it to stay that way. We've much to be thankful for, but to say that all is tickety-boo with the UK's finances and it is leave that will muck it up doesn't make sense to me.

Wdigin2this Sun 26-Jun-16 15:45:37

I have grown DC, and I help them because I can afford to, but they've all made their own way in life, both have set up their own themselves! I had to do the same, my parents had no spare money anyway! Why can't children of today be responsible and work for their own futures, in or out of the EU?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now