Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Spain + Germany
My Motorhome: Four Winds RV
Thanked 708 Times in 657 Posts
For many years I imported stuff from the Netherlands. One of my main suppliers, a clever and erudite man, became a very good friend. A few years back I asked him to quote for material for a contract we had won, which he did. A few weeks later he called to ask when I'd be ordering the stuff. I said I was very sorry but the order would have to go to a UK company as I just couldn't pay his prices.
Typically direct, as I've found the Netherlanders to be he answered "the problem is not with my prices it is with your currency and the continuing decline of Britain which has been ongoing since around 1900."
When I started importing the rate was almost five guilders to the pound. It had dropped to around 2.3 by the time the Euro came along.
Brexiters. It's your sh1t now. Whatever happens nationally and internationally you own it. I wish you luck. I think you're going to need all you can get and then some. Friday 13th December 2019.