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The UK Food System & Brexit – What Could Possibly Go Wrong...? Analysis

Published on Aug 24 2019 9:55 AM

The UK Food System & Brexit – What Could Possibly Go Wrong...? Analysis

While newly-appointed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is bullish about the UK's chances in the event of a no-deal Brexit, stockpiling, 'panic buying' and even rationing could be on the cards in the event of a seismic shock to the food sector. Clive Black, director, head of research at Shore Capital.

Walking through Liverpool on a warm, sunny (surprisingly) afternoon, the buskers are in full swing, with one singing The Monkees', I'm a Believer (or is that I'm a Leaver?). People are sitting listening, children are holding balloons and eating ice cream and, frankly, few folks have a care in the world. As a jazz enthusiast might put it... 'nice'.

However, beneath this calm characterisation of Merseyside there is an uncertain subtext, one that has been a festering wound for the British economy for over three years, leading to much uncertainty and growing concern.

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