21 Ways Brexit Still Affects Everyday Life in the UK

As the Brexit saga rolls on, its effects continue to unfold in unexpected and sometimes inconvenient ways. Here’s a look at how this monumental decision is reshaping life in the UK, often leaving Brits to wonder, “What have we done?”

1. Longer Holiday Queues

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Gone are the days of breezing through EU passport control lanes. Now, Brits get to know their fellow travellers much better while standing in the ‘All Passports’ line.

2. The Great Cheese Odyssey

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Thanks to new trade barriers, that delicious French Brie is now both a luxury item and a lesson in patience as we navigate the maze of import taxes.

3. Fishing for Compliments

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British fishermen might have more territorial waters, but with fewer places to easily sell their catch, they’re drowning in fish but starved of profits.

4. The Expatriate Exodus

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Retired Brits in Spain now spend as much time at legal consultations as they do enjoying the sun, thanks to residency complications post-Brexit.

5. The Veg Crisis

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Remember when lettuce became a luxury? Brexit has made the British diet inadvertently healthier by limiting access to certain fresh produce.

6. A Boost for Bureaucracy

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Red tape isn’t just for Christmas presents. The need for new forms and procedures has bureaucrats jumping for joy.

7. DIY Imports

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Individuals importing goods from the EU now find themselves accidental experts in customs regulations and VAT.

8. Costly Construction

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Building costs have skyrocketed as the UK construction industry grapples with delays and higher prices for European materials.

9. Academic Isolation

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UK universities feel a bit lonelier without the buzz of European students, thanks to the higher fees and visa requirements scaring off young talent.

10. The Pint-Sized Problem

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Even the sacred British pint isn’t safe from Brexit’s reach, with increased costs for imported hops and barley making every sip a little more bitter.

11. Expat Footballers Beware

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The Premier League now involves more paperwork than a tax return for European players looking to grace the British pitches.

12. Science Sans Collaboration

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British science is missing out on EU research funds and collaborations, turning cutting-edge projects into what-ifs.

13. Holiday Homes Hurdle

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Owning a holiday home in Europe now comes with extra layers of bureaucracy and expense, turning many dreams into for-sale signs.

14. Vintage Vinegar

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Wine imports have been soured by tariffs and delays, making European vintages rarer and turning every uncorking into a special occasion.

15. Currency Roulette

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The fluctuating pound has turned foreign exchange into a high-stakes game, impacting everything from holidays to supermarket prices.

16. Artistic Licence

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UK artists touring in the EU now face such complex visa requirements they might as well apply for a job at the Foreign Office.

17. Data Desertion

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Data roaming charges have made a dreaded comeback, ensuring that every accidental Google search abroad comes with a side of regret.

18. Medicinal Mishaps

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Delays in drug approvals and imports are creating headaches that not even the newly expensive EU-produced aspirin can cure.

19. Insurance Woes

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Travel insurance has gotten more complex and costly, adding another layer of anxiety to those post-Brexit holiday blues.

20. Pet Passport Purgatory

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Taking your pet to the EU now requires more paperwork than adopting a child, making Fido’s holiday kennel stays look like spa retreats.

21. The Sovereignty Mirage

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Gaining sovereignty sounded great but turns out it’s a lot like the gym membership you forgot to cancel: costing you a lot for little visible benefit.

Brexit’s Endless Echo

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As Brits continue to navigate this new normal, the only certainty is that Brexit will keep comedians, and customs officers, in business for years to come. Here’s to finding the funny in the frustrations.

25 Things You CAN’T Talk About Anymore

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Remember the days when you could freely discuss just about anything without fear of sparking controversy? Well, those days are long gone. In today’s hyper-sensitive world, there are topics so fraught with tension that even mentioning them can lead to heated debates and hurt feelings. 25 Things You CAN’T Talk About Anymore

Stranded: 15 Worst British Cars in History

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Ever had a car that spent more time with the mechanic than on the road? A car that turned every journey into a game of “Will we actually get there?” If so, you might just see a familiar face (or should we say, chassis) in our countdown to the most unreliable British car in history. Stranded: 15 Worst British Cars in History

“Britain Will Become Unrecognizable” – Suella Braverman Spells Disaster for UK Amid Steep Rise in Visas Issued

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Former Home Secretary Suella Braverman has warned that Britain will become “unrecognizable,” criticizing the amount of work visas the Home Office has approved, despite only being removed from her role in November. “Britain Will Become Unrecognizable” – Suella Braverman Spells Disaster for UK Amid Steep Rise in Visas Issued

20 Things From the ‘70s That Are Not OK Today

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Step into the time machine and set the dial to the 1970s, a decade of disco, bell-bottoms, and some rather questionable choices. While the ’70s gave us iconic music and groundbreaking TV, not everything from this groovy era would get a green light today. 20 Things From the ‘70s That Are Not OK Today

20 Best and Worst Universities in the UK

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Navigating the UK university landscape is like deciphering a complex code of rankings, reviews, and reputations to uncover where you’ll not just learn, but truly flourish. Whether you’re drawn to the historic halls of Oxford or the creative buzz of Goldsmiths, finding your perfect fit is about aligning your aspirations with the unique offerings of each institution. 20 Best and Worst Universities in the UK

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