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Is anything going to get cheaper after, assuming it happens, Brexit?

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frozendaisy Fri 19-Jul-19 17:00:07

Parking the utter disaster that is Westminster at the moment:

With unpredictable weather patterns and a weakening pound one can only assume that almost everything is going to get more expensive. Is anything going to get cheaper do you think? We are not on the breadline but at some point, if predictions and the effects of a weakened pound it's going to start hitting everyone where it hurts in the wallet surely?

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Snowy111 Fri 19-Jul-19 17:05:32

I believe Tim Martin is going to lower his prices at Wetherspoons 🤔

floodypuddle Fri 19-Jul-19 17:07:14


Mummoomoocow Fri 19-Jul-19 17:08:09

Poundland 💵💵💵

prettybird Fri 19-Jul-19 17:08:15

Lamb, briefly, if the supposed No Deal plans to do a massive cull are enacted.

1tisILeClerc Fri 19-Jul-19 17:09:54

While it is difficult to think of much that might bercome cheaper, there are other factors going on in the world like the gradual increasing risk of the situation with Iran 'blowing up' hopefully not literally but already a drone has been shot down and it is difficult to know what the next stage will be.
Then there is Trump and his trade war with China.
There is also the fact the Chinese economy has slowed considerably.
Stack these and more on top of Brexit and it looks like life could become more interesting than many want.
Although Brexit is a 'big thing' in the UK, it is shrinking in world view.

BlackeyedGruesome Fri 19-Jul-19 17:10:00

hmm confused


There must be something.

groundanchochillipowder Fri 19-Jul-19 17:12:29

Haahaaa! NO.

Magmatic80 Fri 19-Jul-19 17:15:18


Magmatic80 Fri 19-Jul-19 17:16:40

Oh, and wages. Why pay more when there’ll be more unemployed fighting for jobs

Fightthebear Fri 19-Jul-19 17:17:43

Lamb & salmon, exports may be tricky for a few months.

Bluntness100 Fri 19-Jul-19 17:18:09

Labour. Wages will need to drop to encourage companies to stay here or do business here.

Other than that no.

Bluntness100 Fri 19-Jul-19 17:20:57

Houses won't get cheaper, it's the opposite due to high unemployment with companies leaving and low levels of builders available, there will be a huge increase in buy to let, as people lose their homes and need to rent, those wealthy and secure will snap them up, and rent them back at increased prices, new builds will slow down, increasing the demand on the current stock again increasing prices.

bellinisurge Fri 19-Jul-19 17:28:53

Uk dignity

tomtom1999xx Fri 19-Jul-19 17:30:06

House prices will fall apparently, which is good.

soberken Fri 19-Jul-19 17:32:53

@tomtom1999xx as will salaries

FantailsFly Fri 19-Jul-19 17:34:39

Houses, share prices, the pound ...

ListeningQuietly Fri 19-Jul-19 17:48:17

Lamb for the few months until the slaughtered flocks have been eaten.

DoctorTwo Fri 19-Jul-19 17:59:26

Life. Though the government seem to value it very low already.

MockerstheFeManist Fri 19-Jul-19 18:06:42

Sugar from the vast planations of Brazil where they've cut down the rain forest. Bad luck if you're a Lincolnshire beet farmer, but hey-hoe, your county was Brexit Ground Zero.

cloudyinjune Fri 19-Jul-19 18:41:20

Pound Sterling

prettybird Fri 19-Jul-19 18:49:54

Listeningquietly - great minds.... wink (But the specific example is very sad)

Quellium Fri 19-Jul-19 18:51:20

No, nothing. It will hit people really hard.

ListeningQuietly Fri 19-Jul-19 18:52:24

Surreally, in terms of the UK's carbon emissions, abolishing hill farming and reforesting all of those areas will save money and save the planet.
And the cost of lamb will not change because lowland farms will revert to sheep rather than llamas and ostriches

Quellium Fri 19-Jul-19 18:52:41

House prices falling is no good to you if you haven't got a job anymore, or you're paying out 25-30% more on food. If they fall, they all fall. I imagine lending restrictions won't suddenly be loosened either.

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