Email to my mum, Feb 4th 2021
Sad news, Brexit has now completely stopped sales of my artworks to the UK. Over Xmas I've had to refund customers for orders placed in 2020 and put up a notice on my web shop that I can no longer ship to the UK.
The main reason is that I would have to hire a second accountant in the UK to process UK VAT costs, do accounts on a quarterly basis there, apply for licenses and what not, it’s now totally unfeasible to sell my work to the UK.
Brexit is absolutely on the UK, they voted to put economic sanctions on themselves, the UK government is now trying to blame the EU for something it has done to itself, sheer reckless insanity.
Officially the UK has become a 3rd country meaning like all other third countries outside of the EU’s single market, food and phytosanitary checks and a million other things are now in place, these are unfortunately the real consequences of Johnson’s Brexit, hardly oven ready!
Project fear has now become Project reality, God knows if things will change. That’s the Tories wrecking ball for you, just you wait, the NHS is already being slowly dismantled and privatisation will follow!
Of course there's also all the usual stuff you'd write to your mum about, but never before in our lives have we discussed politics at such lengths!

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