Brexit-proof your life: 20 ways to be pragmatic as we exit the EU

It may take more than an international driving licence and a garage full of loo roll to survive a hard Brexit, but it’s a start. Sean O’Grady prepares for the worst

Saturday 17 November 2018 10:00
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With the best will in the world, and there may be a remarkable shortage of that in the coming months, a chaotic Brexit will make reliable delivery of a huge variety of items more tricky
With the best will in the world, and there may be a remarkable shortage of that in the coming months, a chaotic Brexit will make reliable delivery of a huge variety of items more tricky

In the nearly three long years since the EU referendum, successive waves of optimism and pessimism have crashed across the nation as hopes for an acceptable outcome rise and fall. We still don’t know what will be decided – and the possibility remains that, even if a healthy dose of goodwill enables some kind of agreement to be cobbled together, Brexit will be messy.

March 29th is very close, and, with the prospect of the UK then crashing out of the EUin an "accidental" Brexit, it is a moment to be prudent. So you might want to “Brexit-proof” your life, just in case. Here is my far from exhaustive guide to some of the things you might (or might not) want to consider as departure day approaches.

1. Stock up on loo roll

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