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Will you be stocking up on provisions for post-Brexit?

Are people right to be worried about the availability of certain foods when the UK leaves the EU?

The idea that we might not be able to shop as normal in the immediate aftermath of Brexit is causing concern to many.

So-called Brexit survival kits costing almost £300 are being sold ahead of the UK leaving the EU.

The packs include enough freeze-dried food to last 30 days, a water filter and fire starting gel.

Lynda Mayall, 61, said she bought a box to supplement her stocks of tinned food and toilet roll as she feared there may be “chaos” in the months after Brexit.

A government spokesperson said there was “no need” to stockpile any of the items in the box.

A number of Brexit survival-themed products have appeared for sale and several online discussion groups have been set up.

More than 3,500 people have joined a Facebook group which discusses “the practical preparations people are making for life after Brexit”.

Are you concerned about the free flow of fresh goods? When it comes to fruit and vegetables, 40% of fresh produce comes from the EU. A free flow of goods means minimal delays in transit, which is crucial for anything fresh.

What are your views?  Will you be stocking your cupboards with food and non-perishables just to be on the safe side?  Do you have concerns about medication supplies post-Brexit? Do you trust the government to have this all sorted? Or are topics such as this just fuelling the fire?

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VeraS
8th Apr 2019
0
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Never heard anything so ridiculous this is scaremongering gone mad
viking
16th Mar 2019
1
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If it does happen, the only items that will be in short supply will be Union Jack flags and buntings etc. Lets hope the dustmen are overwhelmed by all the discarded EU flags and posters.
Margaret Hart
13th Mar 2019
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I don’t think there is any need to stock up as if we have to pull our horns in for a short while it won’t do any of us any harm. I do have plenty of the ingredients to make things myself it just takes a bit of effort as I’ve got the experience. I always have a good stock of butter as I buy it when it’s on offer and freeze it.
Using the farmers markets will be my usual way as I’ve always liked local produce. I expect those sellers to make some extra profit at such a time but I hope they remember the people who have always supported them.

With or without a deal I believe we should leave as originally planned. The EU do not rule the world even though they may be heading that way - they have just been very awkward and not been willing to truly negotiate..
nellydean
8th Mar 2019
2
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I think the idea of stocking up is scaremongering and another way for food manufacturers to mak money
John Walsh
24th Feb 2019
2
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Its absolute nonsense. There won't be any sort of a crisis post Brexit.
JanetH676
24th Feb 2019
3
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We buy food from many countries including the eu. Fed up with scare mongering, Eat seasonal veg and home grown foods grown in Britain, don't need lettuce and tomatoes from Spain in winter you need comfort food like stews soups and hot Sunday dinners. Don't buy to stock pile it will only get thrown away and be wasteful and cost you money.
Lenzo
17th Feb 2019
2
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No need to panic guys. Even with a No Deal Brexit, be assured ( in my opinion ) that Europe needs us more than we need them, and the rest of the world will be queuing up to deal with us. That may take a while, so we just pull our belts in a notch or two, until we reap the benefits of world trade.
Catkins
14th Feb 2019
1
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I do bulk buy stuff like washing powder and loo rolls when on offer and store in garage not sure if this is stockpiling but do know from experiance some medications are red flag in the community yet are in hospitals so do think that the nhs is. I'm more worried about medical needs. I also will have a full freezer and we grow our own so will have just have to make do and not worried too much. But living in the south East and learning that 10,000 lorries a day use the A2 from the coast logistics of getting anywhere is going to be difficult for a while. Might do us all good go back to making own bread and growing stuff. I wonder if fuel will be a problem as well. I'm not going to panic but be sensable I dread to think it when the shops are closed for 2 days over Christmas what could happen for 2 months.
NatalieL6
13th Feb 2019
3
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I will be buying some of the essentials just in case, but not going over board about it. My pharmacist showed me the stock they are accumulating which is about three months supply so at least they are prepared. Nobody actually knows what's going to happen but to tell the truth I am sick and tired of hearing all the doom and gloom. Just get on with it!
Sue300
9th Feb 2019
1
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No I won’t be doing that and has for that person paying £300 for a 30 day box of nothing it is discussing to charge that amount of money. It’s like Christmas everyone goes mad it is if the world is going to end it is crazy. I am just going to do my normal shop. If I am honest I am getting fed hearing about Brexit no one knows what they are doing.
Derekh
8th Feb 2019
2
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I gave this as a logic test to my grandson this week 🙂 I said that "Some people say that their will be a food shortage when Brexit kicks in and will stock pile food . While others say there will not be one and not stock pile food . Will there be a shortage ? ". His answer was yes because the people who stockpile will cause the shortage . He has always been smart 🙂
I remember years ago the newspapers ran with stories about an impending sugar shotage. They were followed up with reports that there was actually a glut of sugar on the market and there would be no shortages and ..... the shelves were stripped bare 🙂
Bathx3
8th Feb 2019
2
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The whole Brexit saga is such a sad debacle which just seems to hurt all involved and has split the nation completely.
Pamye1
5th Feb 2019
3
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I will not be stocking up. Just buying what I normally buy. It's just like Christmas when everyone loads up their trolleys. Ridiculous. You can only eat so much and most food gets dumped. Don't panic. So what if we cant get lettuce? Eat something else.....simples!
DerekJ9
29th Jan 2019
1
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what have these malti national companies been doing for the last two years. They new Brexit was coming
mickydripping
29th Jan 2019
2
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The multi national companies constantly asked the government for information on progress and agreements. This government and Parliament are responsible for delivering brexit. They proposed and set up the referendum, they triggered article 50 without having a plan, they took till November 2018 to have a plan, they decided it was unacceptable. The Government have failed the British people here and in other EU countries, they have failed business... no one else is t9 blame for this mess, just the Government.
ColinM1
30th Jan 2019
1
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May and her bribed allies the DUP attempts to renegotiate the border issue took the EU 7 minutes to tell her t o get s*******d !
Irene88
28th Jan 2019
1
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the latest comments from food companies are scaremongering.


No lettuce, strawberries etc? Well they will rot in their fields then won't they.!


Export?import works both ways. If we can't export to them then they won't be able to export to us. WE never used to get lettuce etc in winter anyway.
We do have greenhoses in this country, we can growwhat we want.
mickydripping
29th Jan 2019
3
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We can’t grow what we want just because we have greenhouses in this country, and we can’t feed the UK population ourselves, we are not ready. I really don’t want to go back to the 60s Irene, the diet, no supermarkets, no holidays in Europe, low wages... is this what you really want?
They and we will be able to export to each other - with tariffs and cusotms checks and delays.
Irene88
30th Jan 2019
1
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No super markets is appealing it would be good to get service when you are shopping. it's sadly lacking today. I know they will export and import to us it just won't be them calling the shots. We will be able to improve our fishing, fruit and veg production and cut down on emissions from fluying food in. I didn't say it would be easy but it's not impossible. I'm not against a common market I'm against all the rules and regulations from currupt Brtussels.
mickydripping
31st Jan 2019
2
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Irene do you remember the Russian factory trawlers in the 80s? The cod war with Iceland?Neither of whom are in the EU. EU agreements about fishing limits were already set before we joined and we agreed to them when we joined. The EU made changes, which the UK agreed to, to protect breeding and stocks have increased. Global warming is now affecting the UK fishing industry not the EU. As far as I know we can increase our fruit and veg production, do you know which EU regulation stops up? I’d be interested to know.
And if we’re not buying in, let’s say, lemons and oranges from Europe - and they’re not something that have ever been grown commercially here in the UK - will be just have to learn to go without or increase orders from South America.
thewife
28th Jan 2019
1
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Although I'm not stocking up on foods (due to freezing whatever we grow in the garden so I do have a fairly full freezer), I am worried about medical supplies. I have a number of food allergies so carry EpiPens at all times. And whilst I'm in this country and therefore don't have to worry too much if I have an allergic reaction (999), I do need them when traveling abroad. My doctor's surgery can only get one epiPen at the moment when ideally I should carry two. They are trying to locate more for me. Luckily, I'm not going abroad for a few months but for those who need them more often it must be a worry.
Greendorrie
27th Jan 2019
0
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I usually increase the amount of non perishable food in my cupboards in winter, so I am doing the same now. Bad weather and flue bugs normally stop me from shopping.
mickydripping
25th Jan 2019
4
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Of course. If this incompetent government think they need to stockpile medicines (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dhsc-publishes-brexit-guidance-for-pharmaceutical-industry-and-suppliers-of-medical-devices), test out lorry parks for our ports and put the army on standby in the event of a deal - meaning we will leave but with no arrangements in place - then I need to have a few extra tins, pasta, etc in store. I never panic buy at holiday times, but this is reality, not scaremongering. Our MPs all need sacking.
DerekJ9
29th Jan 2019
3
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Hope that includes the labour front bench, or should I say fence
TimM84
24th Jan 2019
2
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I cannot believe that there are people out there who have believed the scaremongering that has been bandied about.
AndyH257
24th Jan 2019
5
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The only people stocking up will be the selfish ignorant sorts who empty the shelves at supermarkets when there is a perceived shortage of a particular item.
vtrewickgmailcom
24th Jan 2019
5
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Having come from South Africa and witnessed the borderline paranoia and profiteering by clever fear mongers around the demise of apartheid, I can say with a fair amount of conviction that, people of the UK, you have nothing to fear. You are a resourceful, intelligent nation so you will make it work. Some luxury items may go up in price for a while, but, eventually, the needs of commerce from both sides will find equilibium and life will go on.
MatthewE
23rd Jan 2019
5
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For goodness sake - its not 1940. Stop with this scaremongering. Shortages are exacerbated by panic buying. Armageddon is not on the table.
ChristineM61
22nd Jan 2019
3
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I have been buying extra tins, packets and toilet rolls for months now. We are prepared for panic buying and if we don’t need it to survive it will save buying so much weekly.
ElisabethR
21st Jan 2019
2
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Some things may be difficult at first. Especially if we leave without a deal. Dont object to that but will be stocking up with a few essentials. Dont need a brexit box or kit though.
HeatherFeather1
21st Jan 2019
2
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Where’s the British Back Bone?????? We will cope whatever happens, we are BRITISH...
Yodama
22nd Jan 2019
2
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Hurrah! My sentiments exactly.
thewife
28th Jan 2019
2
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We managed before we joined the EU, so we can do it again. We are British!!
Kidcharlie
4th Feb 2019
1
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Agree Heather, we are BRITISH and we will be great, you scaremongering just wait and see,
GeoffR31
20th Jan 2019
1
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It’s just part of Project Fear, a Government sponsored campaign to keep us tied into the EU.
Franfoy
20th Jan 2019
2
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Even lettuce became difficult to get hold of last year. We will be stocking up on coffee Olive oil pasta and rice. If available they could get more expensive
ElisabethR
21st Jan 2019
3
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Yes indeed. Not project fear just common sense. .even if we leave with no deal things will be muddled for two or three months. Best to be prepared.
Irene88
28th Jan 2019
0
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True- they had snow in Spain and the crops was ruined. If we can't buy it they will lose out.
ColinM1
18th Jan 2019
1
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The whole scenario is too complex at this stage to embark on panic measures . The way the Government have acted ( or indeed fail to act ) and the immediate poll response indicates that remaining within the EU may well be the final scenario . The poll showed 72.32 % of the electorate felt Brexit should not go ahead . Bon mot ?
ElisabethR
21st Jan 2019
1
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Other polls say different. Not counting on anything BUT if they do uphold the leave vote its all rather late for any arrangements isnt it? Gosh life is interesting. No panic here.
ColinM1
22nd Jan 2019
0
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Sensible response ElizabethR . Makes a change on here !
viking
18th Jan 2019
4
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It's not the stocking up that will worry most people, but our food and essentials suppliers.
Who remembers decimalisation ? Practically all prices were "rounded up". Every excuse under the sun was used to put a wopping increase in place.
CaroleB32
18th Jan 2019
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Should let us deal with it make a better job then the government
shrew1742
17th Jan 2019
1
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Well said Yodama. I think you deserve 10 thumbs up for that post, but it won't allow me to give you more than one unfortunately.
Also well done you others who posted with the same line of thought.
I am confident we will all be fine...…. eventually.
Yodama
17th Jan 2019
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Many thanks shrew1742 some of us who spend time digging and researching to uncover the truth seem to be dismissed as "you old people who voted for Brexit and who live in the past."
In our demented act of voting to leave, we will be solely responsible for the demise of just about everything.
Propaganda spewed out daily by our Machievellian media ensures the very busy George Soros funded Open Society fuels it to its advantage.
By the way, I do have a pretty little red soapbox with white polka dots, pleases me no end!...quite hard to step off it.
Richard65
17th Jan 2019
4
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We are Silversurfers. We know all about hard times. We adapt and cope. We may have a quiet moan and just get on with it. It will be hard to begin with at first, but we'll manage.

We are after all British and proud.
Yodama
16th Jan 2019
8
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Why would the British citizens think that we are going to meet with hunger, collapse and disaster?
I am furious at the underhanded game the media are playing, playing to keep us tied to Brussels.
The TRUTH would be a nice change!....Yes and deserts will freeze over and the camels will come sliding home when that happens!
And yes, the topics are definitely fuelling the fire!

90% PERCENT OF BRITISH COMPANIES AND INDUSTRY TRADE OUTSIDE of the EU..., JUST 10% OF BUSINESS IS WITH THE EU... Paltry in the scheme of things. WE WILL THRIVE WITHOUT THEM.
Can you really see EU members suddenly not trading with us?......not likely!! We British shoppers and tourists have voracious appetites and have kept THEM in business over the years.
Do you see that in the media?...No!

Horror stories of lorries lined up for miles is codswallop!!
The President of the Ports of Calais and Boulogne said a few weeks ago, that there would be no delays or problems at all if we left with no deal.
Do you see that in the media?...No!

Doom and gloom over millions of lorries being stuck is nothing short of ludicrous, Canada and America use computers to sort everything at the borders, we will be doing the same... that is, if we are not doing so already.

Why would Brussels not give us a free trade agreement? If they had, we would not be in this unholy mess. Why could we just not leave on WTO terms?
We could have negotiated on a tariff free basis and it would have been business as usual without political entanglement.
The EU is crumbling, countries like Italy, Greece and Hungary are so fed up with their interference and control that they would love to leave.

The reasons are simple, Mrs May wishes to keep the" boys" in Brussels happy ( she is a remainer after all) and have us tied to the EU in perpetuity. Her mantra of "Brexit means Brexit" is supposed to pull the wool over our eyes while she carries on obfuscating and procrastinating.

Why is everyone so AFRAID of returning to what we once had?..In charge of our own affairs!
We fought for it often enough, time to fight for it now.

End of rant and impassioned plea.
Lionel
16th Jan 2019
1
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Impassioned plea heard and understood. You're far from alone in seeing through all this crepe. But our younger folk embrace drama, even one of their own making. Oh My God ... Shock horror.

The only crises we face will be of our own making. Money speaks louder than politics; where there's a will there's a way. Merchandise will get through, although surely we Brits of a certain age can cope with shortages caused by others insecurity and pure greed.

Chin up ole gel, we could supplement our pensions by a few shillings here. Just publish Sally's address in Surrey. Get in a keg of Guinness and sell tickets on the door. Miss Moneypenny's bound to have a stash of food.
Yodama
17th Jan 2019
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Shame about the younger generation being fed baloney Lionel, you can't blame them for swallowing their daily pill of manipulation.
Being a wary kind of person, I have always had an apocalypse cupboard -well stocked. Girl guide "be prepared" attitude.

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities - the political, the religious, the educational authorities - who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing - forming in our minds - their view of reality.
To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.
Timothy Leary
CarolannP
23rd Jan 2019
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Oh dear, sadly it will never be as before, whatever before was. Don't complain with all the price rises which probably will come about, or when you fly off to distant climes and have to pay a chunk more for flying over other parts of Europe.
mickydripping
25th Jan 2019
2
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We won’t be returning to what we once had. Council housing has gone and successive governments haven’t built sufficient housing for thise who can’t afgord to buy, , our helath service is being run down and sold off, hardly anyone holidayed abroad, we had a huge armed forces,
And we have always been in charge of our own affairs, do some research.
MarilynHs
16th Jan 2019
3
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I get really saddened by the people who write about the other European countries as if they are our enemies. We are a European country whether we like to admit it or not, we're certainly not an African country, or an Asian country etc. We have voted to come out of a very useful trading bloc, that's all. Time will tell who will win or lose the most.
ArchieUK
17th Jan 2019
1
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We are not a European country --- We are a island off the coast of Europe with our own history and our own culture, and some of want to keep it that way
Yodama
19th Jan 2019
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Dear Marilyn,
It is not a matter of other Europeans being our enemies, we love going to European countries and seem to like their peoples, countryside, cities, foods and wines.

We are after all avid holidaymakers and travellers. We work and live there. They come here to live, visit and work in their droves...so it is not a matter of being their enemies.

The objection to the EU is a matter of control
Their grip on us with approximately 12,000 regulations that we are forced to abide by, is crippling us. The billions we pay them could be better spent here.

Initially, the UK was not wanted or allowed to be part of the EEC club . De Gaulle said that famous "non" when we went to him cap in hand. It was only after a new French President was elected and who spoke for us that we were grudgingly allowed in.
Ever since then, we have had no real influence or power in the EU. We have more or less been ignored.
Their shamefaced arrogance is apalling ,....a handful of bureaucrats who have become too powerful. and are walking us into a Superstate. world army and imminent collapse of the EU. ( Germany on the verge of recession)

Angela Merkel and Macron are pushing for a world army, with undue haste....why the hurry?

We have always had the finest justice system, so should we allow the EU to control everything we do or say?

After devastating world wars, this tiny island fought for the freedom of our people, laws, our sovereignty our isles and economy.
By the way, our national anthem will soon be replaced with the EU anthem...and ...should I go on?

This is just another war, a new kind of economic war by any means.
Brexit stamped in Brussels ants nest, let us see what happens now. the vote to leave was a seismic shift!

Sorry for the long post, I am verbose after all.
ElisabethR
22nd Jan 2019
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Its not 'Europe ' we are at war with. Its the controling cabal in Brussels who are running things. They are appointed. By whom? Not voted in. How did that happen? I voted to join the common marjet for trading purposes all those years ago. They didnt tell us or ask us if we wanted to be ruled by faceless committees.
PaulyC
16th Jan 2019
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Absolute craziness. We are leaving the EU not going to war with them. Even if there are limited supplies of certain fresh foods there will be plenty of alternatives. Some people panic too easily
PaulS391
16th Jan 2019
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Complete silliness
scandiman
16th Jan 2019
6
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I wouldn’t worry.. The ways things are, I don’t believe we’re leaving EU anyway. Whether May survives a no confidence vote, whether there’s another referendum, whether there’s another election, whether Article 50 is delayed or revoked, and/or any combination of these, a proper Brexit won’t happen. There are too many in positions of power and influence who are determined to prevent it. I try to remain optimistic but the world’s greatest democracy is now just a circus.
SandraN2
15th Jan 2019
0
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I remember the 1970,s strikes, first thing to go of the shelves were the toilet rolls! so stocking up on these , and some tinned goods, nothing major, just for in case!
ElisabethR
22nd Jan 2019
0
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Ha ha i bought an extra pack the other day.....just in case you understand!
thegirlsmum
15th Jan 2019
4
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I will be buying based on local produce and if needs be I will change my eating habits for a while. Other countries will still need to supply us so it will all dirt itself out. If needs be I’ll even do a mini allotment in the garden lol.
SusanneJ5
15th Jan 2019
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Sorry, I meant scaremongering.
SusanneJ5
15th Jan 2019
2
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Remember the Year 2000 scaremonging. This smacks of the same.
viking
15th Jan 2019
3
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This will be the ideal opportunity for this country to grow and manufacture our own food etc.etc. so that there is not such a dependence on those EEC rascals.
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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Richard65
17th Jan 2019
1
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I am rather old fashioned in my views. I personally dont want to see or buy strawberries in January, or buy any out of season produce.

Bring back cooking in schools, show tomorrow's children how to cook using available seasonal, locally grown produce. Keep your Spainsh tomatoes, your cabbage from Holland, and dont even get me going on French golden delicious?
Yodama
18th Jan 2019
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A common sense statement if ever I heard one. We do seem to have too much of everything, that results in tons of rotting waste and wastage in just about everything.

Yes bring back proper domestic science in schools.......back to the future!
Richard65
18th Jan 2019
1
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The other thing that annoys me about out of season produce is the amount of air miles these items clock up. Do we really need grapes from Chilli so we can have them on December? By the time we buy these items they only have a very short shelf life.

I suspect that there are a lot of mums out there who lack basic cookery skills. I feel that sometimes when you have 19-year old mums, they lack basic life skills. How can they pass these skills onto a younger generation if they never learnt them in the first place. As a child of the 50's some of us still remember those times of helping mother in the kitchen and licking out the mixing bowl. Or Gran teaching us how to cook fresh fish. Now a days it's all so different. "Shut-up", mums talking on the phone, go take £5 out of my purse, and go and get a burger.

Yes, l am cynical, sorry.
NorfolkBroad
15th Jan 2019
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IF there is a shortage of anything it will be because of the stock-pilers and nothing to do with leaving the EU.
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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Nail on the head, Norfolkbroad, well said.
Billythequiche
15th Jan 2019
8
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Good Heavens no. There are two lots of people feeding this stupid idea: the ones trying to frighten us into staying in the EU, and the ones who see the opportunity for a profit.
We always have a small stash of essentials in case we can't get out the end of our road for snow but this is nonsense.
Twiggy
15th Jan 2019
3
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I quite agree. It's complete nonsens
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
4
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There's so much nonsense surrounding Brexit it's not easy at times to hold fast to a truth.

Just listened to half an hour of Parliamentary debate prior to the vote. To think we pay these people ... all wind and I'll leave the rest to your imagination. Some are all but telling us to stay in Europe because they've taken a bung from Brussels.

As far as a retail profit is concerned its smoke and mirrors. Big profit today because little snowflakes have bought 12 months of toilet rolls but they won't buy again for a year.
ElisabethR
22nd Jan 2019
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Dont have room for a years worth but 12 extra rolls? Have a store cupboard anyway which would prob keep us going for a rew weeks. Always do zBUT no harm in an extra bottle of olive oil and some extra pasra....mind you much of it is made here now. But do agree with the fruit and veg that is here all year round. Use seasonal as often as i can.
Lydia321
15th Jan 2019
4
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Unfortunately I live in a corner of England where the slightest whiff of a shortage sends people into panic so I am expecting there to be shortages locally as people will panic buy not because there are genuine shortages but because they have convinced themselves there will be.
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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Lydia, a department manager in our nearest Morrisons has said almost the same thing to me this morning.
Suze q
15th Jan 2019
2
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I will stock up on a few things mainly teabags and some coffee but the rest will just leave and take my chances. There might be increased prices if there are shortages but will just have to wait and see.
Marley444
15th Jan 2019
4
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I may be in the minority here, however, I am stocking up on a few non-perishable items and some extras in my freezer and so are many of my friends. I know what it is like when there is a fuel strike or the ports have an issue and the shelves are bare in 24 hours. I was a Brownie and the moto was 'Be prepared', and I have always lived my life like this.
KenS6
15th Jan 2019
6
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It's all scaremong
JillH83
15th Jan 2019
5
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I`m buying a few extra non-perishable items every week on the basis that if there are problems then we are prepared and if there are no problems it will not go to waste. Win , win situation.
kentrix39
15th Jan 2019
7
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I cannot believe that a website for sane mature people has asked such a stupid question. Panic is for "kids" under forty we have lived without the EU for hundreds of years.
Just think of all the money we will save;

No MEPs to support at a huge cost, not for nothing is the EU parliament known as the greatest gravy train in the world.

No unelected persons passing laws on our country.

No tariffs on trade, joining the WTO.

Control of our money, the EU loses billions of pounds every year and no auditors will sign off the books, that is approximately forty years worth of fraud.

No more financing all the European countries at the expense of our own institutions, NHS, schools etc.

The list is endless why does everyone believe the negative aspects that are put forward by the BBC and certain public figures and the remoaners.
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Twiggy
15th Jan 2019
3
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I quite agree . Well said
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
3
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Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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It is also one of the few remaining places online where reasonably free speech prevails. Thank you for that.
guiness
15th Jan 2019
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No I won't be stocking up on anything. This is just more scaremongering from the idiots who think the world will end in March just because the majority of the British adult population voted for this country to once again stand on our own 2 feet. This country already produces enough food etc to feed us all.
Lifemask
15th Jan 2019
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This country does not produce enough food to feed us all - talk to a farmer about the ‘hungry gap’ every Spring when we rely on imports from the continent.
NorfolkBroad
15th Jan 2019
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There are 7 continents in the world - not only 1 called Europe; and even Europe has countries not tied to the EU Bloc. Any supplies we can get from EU countries we can also get elsewhere; and hopefully after March we will see the end of fruit and vegetables rotting because supermarkets and shoppers have CHOSEN foreign over home grown.
Lifemask
15th Jan 2019
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Trouble is we’ll still have fruit and vegetables rotting in the fields because there will be no-one to pick them as all the workers are leaving!
Richard65
18th Jan 2019
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Get prisoners to do it.
ElisabethR
22nd Jan 2019
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No they arent. They are registering to stay.
Lifemask
22nd Jan 2019
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Most agricultural workers are seasonal so are only here for the harvest. Of those who are here permanently, some are registering to stay but many are leaving because of the toxic atmosphere which has been created.
Lifemask
15th Jan 2019
1
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I won’t be stocking up as I (possibly stupidly!) am relying on the British people to realise that the obvious and best solution is to stay in the E U. We should be equal partners in Europe not little Englanders pretending that we still have an empire!
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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If that is your sincerely held view I'd go out and buy up a corner shop!
Martin65
15th Jan 2019
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... plus the EU has signed scores of tariff-free trade deals with other third countries like Japan and trading blocs like ASEAN.
Outside the EU, the UK will never have the financial clout to match those deals and even if we did, they will take several years to complete before we stop paying duties on 3rd country imports.
GillC11
15th Jan 2019
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More scaremongering, money making scams!
Surfer Pete
15th Jan 2019
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Maybe a return to rationing just like the pre EU ' good old days' that the Brexiteers yearn for will be good for the nation!.
SueC62
15th Jan 2019
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I have a large well stocked freezer and always buy water filters and loo rolls in bulk when on special offer, so I'm inadvertently prepared if there are any shortages. I can see there being a short term delay of produce movement at the start due to the introduction of customs checks. It will depend on how many additional customs staff have been taken on. I do believe there will be a shortage of available home grown produce if European pickers leave unless Brits take up the jobs. That in turn will push up prices. Farmers will still need to cover costs and keep their own heads above water.
teejay
15th Jan 2019
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To be honest, I am sick to death of feeling like a none entity in my own country, never before have the people been so outrageously ignored by the government, the arrogance of the powers that be is absolutely amazing. Total disregard for the will of the people, The vote was out, where is the proof that the country will come to a standstill, what makes them so sure we will all end up starving, and without toilet roll etc. scaremongering at its highest, and now survival packs, another chance to cash in on the lies being spread.
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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Well said deejay. To quote an American I quite admire, the swamp needs draining. And Westminster, like Washington is built on a swamp.
EdwardR3
15th Jan 2019
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It's a con we're leaving the EUROPEAN union.
Not going to war
Transport of goods will not stop.
You old enough to remember life before the common market
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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Yes Edward, I'm old enough to remember when we could make war, or peace, without asking permission. Old enough to remember when we had a significant military and could defend our island. I remember when Made in Britain and the Kitemark were a sign of quality and value. When education meant education and not indoctrination.

This once sceptre Isle is now a septic isle and it will only get worse until the last generation to recall such things stands up for right, truth, personal integrity and decency. And we must prevail, no matter the cost.
oscarsmum08
15th Jan 2019
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This is all reminiscent of the Millenium Bug issue!! Provisions are in place to ensure a smooth transition and flow through of goods over the Channel. There could well be people who try and take advantage of the situation and hike prices due to 'shortages' but food will still be in plentiful supply!
biker babe
15th Jan 2019
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ArchieUK
15th Jan 2019
4
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No I will not be stocking up,
I can not see any good reason to do so.
Let the remainers do their worst at causing trouble but I am not impressed.
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
1
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You got it in one Archie. Well said.
HeatherC91
15th Jan 2019
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Brexit survival kit containing a water filter and fire starting gel? £300? What an absolute load of nonsense. No I certainly will not be buying this. I shall be carrying on as usual. Reminds me of 1999 when money was wasted on the millennium bug that never happened.
joan boakes
15th Jan 2019
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No. I won't be stocking up for Brexit. I don't believe we will be short of anything that I need. It is just more scaremongering. I was around before we joined the common market. I don't remember being short of anything. I am sure the rest of the world will be keen to sell us their products but I would welcome the chance to buy lots of British products and produce.
I lead a vegan lifestyle and am sure I have everything I want right here.
mariejones21
15th Jan 2019
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Life will not change. I refuse to be drawn in by tge scaremongering. No deal !!
WendyF38
15th Jan 2019
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Ridiculous! In 1966 I discovered a cupboard in my Grandma's house with tinned food she'd put away for the War in 1939 in case there was a siege. She'd even taken it to Essex with her when she moved in 1956! I am not about to be so daft.
MarilynB23
15th Jan 2019
2
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Let's get back to GREAT Britain, like we used to be, Is that so difficult.
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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No, Marilyn, its not so difficult. But it does require our government and Civil Service to act in honesty and integrity. Seems that's just a step too far for this generation.
Bettyboo23
15th Jan 2019
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Absolute poppycock
Lionel
14th Jan 2019
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Does anyone in their right mind really believe European growers are going to allow their crops to rot in the fields because Britain has exited the EU? French cheese makers say 'non,' to their largest Euopean market?

Of course not! The wine , cheese and foodstuffs will flow as normal. Europe needs our markets badly. Almost a s much as the EU needs our money.

The only problem I can see is with the French unions. Already in strife with Macron over changes to their over generous working practices they may blockade their ports as an act of spite.

For almost fifty years I've lived in remote spots in the UK, working on farms. Being cut off for days on end came with the farm jobs so there's always been a couple of weeks food supply laid by. Although now retired that emergency supply is still maintained - just as well, last year we were cut off by snow drifts.
347
14th Jan 2019
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Scaremongering , money is the universal language people will still trade no matter what they have just as much to lose .
Lionel
14th Jan 2019
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Quite right. Money and necessity will always outweigh government policies. Trade will always find a way, even if it is a black market.
Wilf
14th Jan 2019
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So "A government spokesperson said there was “no need” to stockpile any of the items in the box." wait a minute am I missing something here? "Brexit means Brexit".....last week the UK Gov tested total chaos at Dover with about 70 lorries on an airfield that could have taken 000s. Doesn't all exactly inspire confidence does it? But then we Brits as usual will hunker down, get the stiff upper lip going and put the kettle on. ....If there is any water in the pipes!!!
Lionel
14th Jan 2019
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Exactly Wilf, just the test of 'Britishness,' we sadly lack. A real national crisis. And after it's all over you and I may well be bantering about which one of us had the stiffest upper lip, old boy!
Wilf
14th Jan 2019
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All will be revealed tomorrow Lionel as to whether we should all hunker down and develop a siege mentality; run around like headless chickens...or...maintain at all costs the stiff upper lip! We need another Nelson or Sir Frances Drake in these dire times!
Lionel
14th Jan 2019
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Oh, Wilf, the man for the times is already waiting in the wings. The question is ... Who?
Wilf
14th Jan 2019
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Boris-no, Corbyn-no, Rees Mogg, erh...no.....I give up Lionel who is it?...is it a woman waiting in the wings?
Lionel
14th Jan 2019
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I don't know Wilf.

We're going to need someone akin to a war leader to sort out the mess this country is in; someone with a hide like an elephant with no regard to public opinion. Someone sufficiently charismatic as to command the respect and affections of very many Brits whilst dishing out painful remedies.

Someone who is a superb leader, strategist and manager; one able to promise, and deliver, jam tomorrow. A cross between Athila the Hun, Ghengis Khan with far less magnanimity than Churchill.

Anyone come to mind?
Wilf
15th Jan 2019
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Sadly I think GB has had its quota of great men (Winston) and Women (Elizabeth 1 & 2) so I cannot see anyone out there at all. Its a desert of leaders!
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
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Have faith Wilf. Providence will supply the need at just the right time.
Carolherald
14th Jan 2019
3
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Whatever happens I am sure we will be just fine
Lionel
14th Jan 2019
5
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Of course we will. Oh yes, there will be empty supermarket shelves, mainly because far too many gullible people have swallowed project fear.

I don't doubt those empty shelves will be blamed on Brexit.
Yodama
14th Jan 2019
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What next. dig for victory, rations, planes falling out of the sky?
It will be business as usual, maybe our farmers will be able to grow what we the people need rather than what the EU forces them to grow.
Do people really thing there are no contingency plans in place? We are not a brainless rabble!

All this fear mongering is a dangerous path to tread, I have witnessed panic buying in Zimbabwe, the supermarket shelves were emptied in two days, much violence, theft and lawlessness.
We are a civilised country and will deal with Brexit aftermath in a civilised manner.

I would like to know what these fear mongers agenda is, is it to fuel another referendum and scupper Brexit???
They should be shot!
Wilf
14th Jan 2019
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Yodama I had to laugh at your comments "we are a civilized country" and then your last point-They should be shot!. I did not think civilized countries shot people anymore?
Yodama
14th Jan 2019
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Ha ha very true Wilf, I do seem to get a bit hot under the collar.....I actually meant to say...they should be shot into space never to return, a kind of gift you may say, first tourists in space, all free!
Give them an opportunity to meet the spitting lizards of Draconis!
Not that I am uncivilised or vengeful, just making sure they don't have the opportunity to foment chaos on this planet.

But then....bad apples always seem to turn up again!
Wilf
14th Jan 2019
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That would be civilized Yodama-maybe shot into space to Pluto to start a new civilization there. Maybe in years to come they could apply to become the 29th member of the EU?? hahaha !
Lionel
14th Jan 2019
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Shot will be just fine, Wilf. (Tongue firmly in cheek)
Alicia
14th Jan 2019
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No of course not !!!!! How stupid.
Alicia
14th Jan 2019
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No of course not !!!!! How stupid.
LanceFogg
14th Jan 2019
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NO, I CERTAINLY WILL NOT
I've never heard so much bulls**t in my life. This is "Project Fear" gone bananas.
Anyone would think the end of the world is nigh.
On the 30th March everything will be just as it was the day before. I can't believe a) how gullible people can be and b) how desperate the "Remoaners" can get.
We are leaving on 29th March; GET USED TO IT!!!!

And as for Ms May. words fail me. Does everyone remember about 2.5 years ago the famous words "Brexit means Brexit"? Now she's even saying that no Brexit would be better than No Deal. How dare she! Only earlier this month she repeated assured us all that we would definitely be leaving on 29th March.
She should be in the Tower accused of treason.

Let's face it. the politicians have well and truly bungled the entire operation. We are now facing a challenge tomorrow to the "Deal" and quite rightly so. It leaves us worse off than staying in, still tied to EU rules and regulations but without any leverage or power to change them and still tied to the EJC which will still have supremacy over our courts. Some commentators, led by the BBC, just can't visualise anything else and declare that "No Deal" will be like "falling off the cliff edge". It will be precisely as we were before we joined the original version known as The Common Market.

Don't be conned and don't panic.
linj
14th Jan 2019
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We did alright before we joined the common market now known as the EU. Should we ever manage to leave the damn thing I’m sure we will be just fine.
Yodama
14th Jan 2019
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Too right linj, beats me why so many think this island will sink without the help of the EU.
Yes we will be more than fine, remove our straitjackets and forge ahead.
Lionel
15th Jan 2019
2
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Yep. It's gonna be good.
Yagala
14th Jan 2019
5
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People are all running around as if there is a war coming around the corner, what nonsense. We have our country, laws and constitution, what more do people want.
During the last war in the beginning people did not stock up the way they are going to now with all the doomsayers spouting rubbish.
Just live your life and see what is coming up, there will be no shortage only different products under a different name with the same results as food, medications and so on.
It will no be soon enough for me when parliament will wake up and kust get out of the EU without any payment making for something that was a complete waste of time, trouble and money.
MrsPat
14th Jan 2019
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This sounds incredible. Its not wartime or anything like that. However if everyone starts panic buying we will have a problem. In last years snowy weather our local coop ran out of basics in just one day which is worrying.
Sugar247
14th Jan 2019
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