On Thursday 26 September, Harpenden for Europe held a public event titled “So what does a No Deal mean for us?“. Around 250 local residents, including a large group of sixth form students, attended the event in Harpenden Public Halls.
Six expert speakers from our local area provided advice for the audience on how a no Deal Brexit would impact their daily lives. It was striking just how widespread the impact would be, from discussions covering constitutional law, farming, NHS, pharmaceuticals and the rights of EU nationals.
Even to hardened followers of Brexit, there was plenty of shocking new information to absorb. For example, the UK market could become a magnet for counterfeit drugs as EU drug safety standards would no longer apply. Another example was that wheat imports Into the UK would have zero tariff, meaning local and UK farmers would have to compete with the lowest cost providers around the globe, many of whom have much lower environmental and labour regulations than the UK.
One resident spoke for many when he asked “why haven’t I heard this before?”. Many of the audience also completed a Brexit poll. The overwhelming majority felt that a No Deal Brexit would be bad for Harpenden.
Don’t worry if you could not make the event. We will shortly be publishing video on this website.
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