Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I hope you don't think my militant opposition to Brexit is without regard for the consequences for those most directly effected. A lot of people (in Ireland too) are going to lose their jobs, their way of life, and probably a lot of friends as well. I struggle to find any silver linings, especially in the short term.

I personally don't think that food/medicines availability is going to be a major issue - they can always be transported across the border from Ireland if there are hold-ups at channel ports. Prices will go up, possibly quite dramatically, depending on how far Sterling devalues.

Ireland is the only country with whom the UK has a significant trade surplus. It is simply not in the UK's interest to damage that trade through border controls. The EU, not so much.

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