August 13, 2019

Stockpiling for Brexit

Sophia Money-Coutts, Evening Standard, UK - I don’t want to panic anyone but Domino’s has just revealed that it’s stockpiling £7 million worth of pizza toppings, including tomato sauce, chicken, tuna and pineapple, ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit. Come the beginning of November, the bad news may be that medical supplies run out, lorries back up on the motorways, there’s looting in the shops and everything goes a bit Armageddon — but the good news is you’ll still be able to order a Hawaiian.

Elsewhere last week, a professor of food policy warned that, in the event of no-deal, the UK food supply faces levels of disruption that are “unprecedented” in peacetime, and that fresh fruit and vegetables, in particular, could run short. Thrilling if you’re a seven-year-old boy; less so for everyone else. Meanwhile, a friend tells me she’s been stocking up on insulin pens for her diabetic mother since six local GPs in south London have already run out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Y2K hysteria