Brexit and Bodybags: Really?
A quick scan of the headlines about Brexit and supply chain disruption will find countless stories with countless implications: The impact of a No Deal Brexit on Welsh ports like Holyhead Port, the gateway of goods from Ireland to the rest of Europe (learn more about the world’s riskiest ports). Announced impending UK plant closures (from the likes of Honda, Nissan and Dyson). Huge tariffs on everyday food items. And even—yes, even—a national stockpiling of…bodybags. That’s right. “Brexit and bodybags” dominated the Brexit news cycle for a solid two days.
But here’s the thing that no one seems to realize: the real problem isn’t actually Brexit. The real problem is uncertainty. If everyone knew what the final outcome was going to be, everything would be a whole lot easier. Whether it’s a deal or no deal, and whatever the details of that deal or no deal are, organizations everywhere would be able to make plans, take action and do what they need to do in order to mitigate Brexit’s effects on their business. Again, Brexit isn’t actually the problem.