Surely it can’t get anymore insane than this? BBC news filmed some vox pops to gauge what the average person on the street thinks about the potential of food shortages post-Brexit.
The British Retail Consortium penned an open letter about their concerns over potential food supply issues when the UK leaves the EU.
The final gentleman’s answer was jaw-dropping.
He told the presenter “It’s purely scaremongering. As far as I’m concerned it would do the country good to go without for a little while. Make them appreciate what they’ve had.”
We can’t be sure who he voted for in the EU referendum, but feeling encouraged by food shortages, left many on social media aghast.
Welcome to the latest Brexit hot take:
“It would do the country good to go without food” pic.twitter.com/U2vT1SENvz
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 28, 2019
Welcome to Brexit! Today the supermarkets and restaurants announced there won’t be food from the continent in a no deal scenario.
This dude right here goes from “it’s scaremongering” to starvation will “do the country good” in seven seconds.
How does one parse these two things? pic.twitter.com/r4ef5fE83w
— Alexander Sliwinski (@Sliwinski) January 28, 2019
In the event of food shortages after a no deal Brexit, I sincerely hope this guy is the first to starve to death pic.twitter.com/gC1n8jNfvz
— Ollie Thorpe (@OllieThorpe97) January 28, 2019