On the shop floor, workers wonder what Brexit will bring
That anxiety over Brexit is palpable at Clarity-The Soap Co., a small business that is taking a financial hit as it dedicates more time and energy on understanding what could happen to its operations in case of a chaotic exit from the EU.
LONDON -- It's an understatement to say that Michael O'Brien is worried about Brexit.
O'Brien is a supervisor at Clarity-The Soap Co., which employs visually impaired adults at a factory in London. O'Brien has a manner so easy it sounds as if he is talking about the weather rather than an issue that bitterly divides British society — the country's looming departure from the European Union
He says: "(This job) means everything to me. When I came here 4 ½ years ago, I was in a bad way. I got (laid off) from my last job, didn't think I'd work again. And I came here and it's given me a lifeline."
Amid the rancor surrounding Brexit, people across the U.K. are worried about what the impasse means for them and their families.