Ask DN: Britain Leaving the EU, how will it affect you?

almost 7 years ago from Joe C, Design & Development Lead

  • James LaneJames Lane, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    I don't think it will change what we do and who we do it for. I think the biggest change will come in the things we use.

    At the end of the day, our skill set hasn't been affected, we can still design, develop and be cool no matter if we're in the EU or not.

    I get the feeling (in the short-term at least) that we're going to pay more for materials, consumables etc.

    But we really don't know what's going to happen for definite and there are still negotiations to be had over the next 2 years.

    Oh and FYI, I'm from the UK, voted remain. Because I agree with Chris Johnson, I like liked the freedom to travel round Europe.

    7 points
    • Joe CJoe C, almost 7 years ago

      Dependent on how the negotiations go, it may become harder to sell services across Europe. I work for a UK based company, but we sell a lot of services to EU companies - right now this is a breeze, almost like selling to someone in the UK. Depending on how the trade negotiations go, this could get a few extra barriers that mean it's more difficult to get those vital clients in.

      I agree with you though, and it's nice to hear some optimism! We can certainly go on building cool stuff, and being cool, nice people in general.

      0 points
      • Ix TechauIx Techau, almost 7 years ago

        Key words "may" and "could"...the fact is no one knows what will happen. We could end up in a better position, who knows. I'm not going full doomsday just yet. Democracy has had its say and I accept that outcome.

        2 points
    • Ix TechauIx Techau, almost 7 years ago

      I liked the freedom to travel round Europe.

      You will be free to travel around Europe just fine...leaving the EU doesn't mean building a wall around England to keep people from leaving. It will literally be no difference at all if you travel to Spain for get on a flight, land, show your passport and you're in - just like it works now. Norway isn't part of the EU and you can travel there just as easy as you can travel to Belgium.

      6 points
      • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, almost 7 years ago

        Well, it will be like you say, but remember showing your passport and being brit doesn't mean you will be accepted. You may find troubles too and even more in non EU countries.

        1 point
      • Andrius PetraviciusAndrius Petravicius, almost 7 years ago

        Oh there will be difference, it won't be the same, you will need to apply for visa. The difference with Norway is that it never was part of EU, while UK chose to leave EU.

        0 points