Re: Is the UK ready for Brexit in any way?
despite the doom and gloom of the popular press
You mean the sort of 'planes falling out of the sky' fear press and media often pushed (hey, doom sells papers (and religions)).
Most work I did on that was ensuring banks and the like weren't going to be calculating dates wrong due to stored 2 digit years and statements and invoices going to customers dates '1900'.
Embarrassing, but not usually Apocalypse stuff.
However, the extra 'apocalypse' panic was sure handy helping to convince management to fork out for some project time to ensure the embarrassing didn't happen.
Large scale Brexit unreadiness will be more chaotic for many, others will notice nothing, maybe.
Or maybe we'll wake up to the bureaucracy grinding to a halt on the jagged wheels of a broken system