The government is about
to begin stockpiling processed food in case the country is plunged into
chaos by a “no deal” Brexit.
Ministers came up with the plan after Theresa May allowed planning for a
total break to begin – and as the resignation of Boris Johnson and
David Davis threw more doubt on her ability to bring off a deal.
The vast majority of processed food and drinks in Britain are imported,
with 97 per cent arriving from the European Union.
A stockpile is intended to prevent empty shelves in a situation where
customs arrangements change dramatically and overnight.
The good old times!