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Letter: We Can Make Brexit Work

Published on: 13 Mar, 2017
Updated on: 13 Mar, 2017

From Paul Bishop

I appear to be reading an awful lot of doom mongering from people who, frankly, are too busy finding reasons and giving facts why Brexit won’t work rather than getting on with making it work. Here, in the real world of global business, things are evolving and I can assure you it’s not all bad!

For me, with a technology/ engineering led business, the EU has become a shrinking market over the last few years and the USA and Australia have been my main export destinations. They are where the pound devaluation has worked wonders. I’m now actually able to win work in those markets from local companies.

Yes the devaluation will not all be good, but the four new people I’ve employed since January certainly shouldn’t be complaining!

I’m not going to turn this into a debate over the pros and cons of leaving. The fact is, we are leaving. Let’s stop wallowing, stop doom mongering, roll up those sleeves and make the most of it.

I know action and progress are not popular ideas for many Dragon readers. Luckily there’s many of us who do buy into it, will make it work and will keep Guildford’s residents in employment.

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Responses to Letter: We Can Make Brexit Work

  1. John Schluter Reply

    March 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    A fall in the value of sterling, whilst good for exporting companies such as Mr Bishop, will not help everyone in the UK.

    Good news for your his four new employees though. I wish them well.

    However, as he states in his letter, “people are, frankly, finding reasons and giving facts why Brexit won’t work rather than getting on and making it work”.

    Well I am pleased you agree with the facts that it won’t work, so I am rather curious as to how we make it work?

    I’d love to know and I am sure I am not alone.

  2. Bibhas Neogi Reply

    March 14, 2017 at 3:32 am

    It is like chopping one’s legs off to try out prosthetic replacements just to prove that they work as well!

  3. Paul Bishop Reply

    March 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

    John Schluter makes a good point. It does seem like a lot of hard work to make this work. Best bet is to throw in the towel. I’ll get all the P45s printed this afternoon and close up shop. That’s the only option, right?

    No. The only real facts on how this will turn out will emerge when we look back in 10 years time and see where we’ve got to.

    We won’t get anywhere by moaning and complaining. I suggest, rather than waiting for people to tell those asking about how this can work, they start working it out for themselves.

    No one told me how to deal with the crash in 2008, but I got through it.

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