In uncharted waters: adjusting to the new post-Brexit reality

From fishing to farming to financial services, numerous industries were watching the pre-Christmas Brexit negotiations with bated breath. What does the future now hold for them?

Pro Brexit supporters celebrates as the United Kingdom exits the EU. Credit: Getty

Three days before the momentous Brexit referendum took place in June 2016, Theresa May paid a visit to a plastics factory in Bangor, Co Down, and painted a frightening picture of the effect a Leave vote could have on the island of Ireland.

The then British home secretary, whose visit to the North also included a trip to a mashed potato factory in Newtownards, warned that it was “inconceivable” that a Leave vote would not ...