President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. said he wanted to bring an end to a slogan that had come to define a United States that built walls and made working with allies an afterthought. Credit: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Those who have known President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. for decades say they expect him to move carefully, providing reassurance with a few big symbolic acts.

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It seems to me that Brexit is going to cause a lot of damage to the UK economy.

Like when a massive storm approaches, it would be wise to take precautions. Between now and March 2019, I am going to limit our outgoings as much as possible, start selling everything that is surplus to requirements and make up a plan of action.

By reducing our monthly spending to the absolute bare minimum, and increasing our income slightly, we should be able to weather the storm.

I do not doubt that one of two things will happen; either we will crash out of the EU without a deal, or there will be so much public pressure on the government that they will have to have a second referendum to decide if we stay put or shoot ourselves in the foot.