Introduction

Welcome to Brexit For Dummies and thank you for choosing me to guide you through the tricky topic of Brexit.

When the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU) on June 23, 2016, the result sent shockwaves around the world. In the years since, we’ve witnessed a complex (and seemingly never-ending) negotiation process, all sorts of political point-scoring, and a whole heap of steaming uncertainty. This book is designed to cut through all that and get to the critical information you need to understand and navigate Brexit.

Let me say upfront that I’m not a politician, I’m not a political journalist, I’m not an economist, and I’m not a civil servant. So, what, you might be wondering, qualifies me to write Brexit For Dummies?

I’m a British business owner, investor, and entrepreneur. I own and run several businesses in the UK, each one impacted by Brexit in slightly different ways. This gives me a solid foundation to write a book aimed at others — especially those in business in the UK — who have been scratching their heads at the news and wondering what Brexit means for them.

And what if you’re not in the UK? What if you’re in Europe or the United States, for instance, and you find yourself looking at Brexit from the outside in, wondering what the heck is going on? If that’s the case, I welcome you to our (not very) sunny shores and look forward to giving you a Briton’s perspective on Brexit.

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