Again, if that's what you're getting from my posts, then either I'm not expressing myself very well, or you're struggling with comprehension.
To set the record straight.
I have detailed (some of) the direct costs of Brexit that I have experienced in the course of running my business.
They are not trivial, but they don't directly threaten the future of the company. They just make us a little bit less competitive, and a little bit less profitable, so we will grow slower than if we weren't paying them, and we pay less tax on profits because we are making less profit as a direct result of paying these costs. The direct amount of money I had to pay last year for agent fees, that we did not have to pay pre Brexit, was in the 10s of Thousands. And that's simply reduced cash to invest. And we're really quite a small company...
Multiply those extra costs, that lost growth, that lost tax revenue over the number of companies that trade with the EU and it adds up to a big number.
There are of course a lot of other increased costs and complications in the business world right now. Energy is absolutely ridiculous for example. But the point is that the costs that we experience due to energy have a multitude of causes, and it's not down to government policy alone, or even mainly due to government policy. That's a business risk, "shit happens" type of thing. And something we can mitigate and plan for. Construction on our solar farm started last week, and when finished should reduce our overall energy cost back to 2019 levels. So please do sod off with your "not adapting to changes stich". Because that's EXACTLY what well run businesses do, always have done, and always will do.
By contrast the brexit related additional costs in trading that we are experiencing are 100% down to government policy. They were also costs that were 100% foreseeable, and despite this the proponents of this course of action told us repeatedly before, and after, taking this course of action that this was going to be beneficial.
And then you and others like you act like we're being spoiled brats for daring to point out these costs and ask "so where's the upside that makes paying these costs worthwhile?" You said this course of action was going to be beneficial. Here are documented, undeniable, actual costs associated with your plan. Where are the upsides?
You can't "adapt" to something that you just have to pay. Except of course by moving production out of the UK. Didn't see that on the side of a bus, did we....
Flaming the 17.4m Leave voters made it crystal clear they wanted to leave the SM and CU (no freedom of movement, independent trade policy). It was not the government who made THAT decision. What the government did is negotiate an exit agreement (which got a landslide majority at the GE) and then a trade deal which MPs approved at very short notice with a gun to their heads.
Based on the referendum it was Canada style FTA or WTO. That's what we voted for