British citizens are worrying about post-Brexit uncertainties, as March 29 marks the first anniversary of the launch of a two-year countdown to Brexit triggered by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
During the past year, Britain saw depreciation of pounds and high inflation rates of around 3 percent, causing notable increase in food prices. Many started to have a cleared understanding of how Brexit is affecting their lives and concerns about various aspects are growing.
A London resident said they are losing jobs, the economy is bad and all things are more expensive than before, adding more pressure on the people.
A senior said travelling abroad becomes more costly and admitted that Brexit does affect his daily life.
“To some extent, yes, because we live part of the time abroad, and immediately the pound dropped by an almost 20 percent, and it hasn’t changed, so that certainly affected us, yes. And not just in Europe, but traveling anywhere else in the world at the moment is more expensive for us,” he said.
Some said British decision to leave the European Union (EU) does not only separate the country from the continent, but also tear the families and friends apart.
“It’s divided the country, it’s divided friends and family and it’s a very unfortunate decision. The whole thing really was based, I think, on lies, people didn’t understand what they were voting for and I think it’s a travesty,” said a London resident.
According to the EU, a “transition period” after the UK leaves the EU should not last beyond Dec 31, 2020. Though the 21-month transition can somehow help Britain, many still are not optimistic about the process.