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Title: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Maxi on August 10, 2019, 08:37:07 AM
Bookmakers Paddy Power are offering odds on what will be rationed first after Brexit.
The betting firm are offering 12/1 that food rationing will be officially introduced by the end of 2019.
And they're taking bets on what household items will be restricted first.
Fuel is the favourite, at 4/1, followed by Milk at 11/1.
Avocados are in third place at 13/1.
Further down the list, a white wine clampdown is 33/1. Gin rationing is priced at 50/1 and chicken at 66/1.
Bottom of the list are Mars Bars at 150/1. During his leadership campaign, Boris Johnson opened almost every event he spoke at with a joke about Mars Bars being available after Brexit, saying "where there's a will, there's a whey."
Separately, Paddy Power are offering 11/4 on KFC having to shut down UK branches due to a shortage of chicken.
Industry experts yesterday warned Britain faces fresh food shortages for months if a chaotic no-deal Brexit leaves perishable produce rotting in lorries at ports.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) called on the government to pause competition laws to allow firms to co-ordinate and direct supplies with each other in the event of no deal.
Doing so is illegal, as the law stands, and companies engaging in such practices risk being fined by the Competition and Markets Authority.
The FDF said: "We asked for these reassurances at the end of last year, but we're still waiting."
Retailers such as Tesco have warned that leaving the European Union on October 31 without a trade deal would be hugely problematic for the industry as much of the fresh produce is imported and warehouses are stocked full ahead of Christmas.

https://theworldnews.net/gb-news/bookmakers-are-taking-bets-on-what-the-government-will-ration-first-after-brexit?fbclid=IwAR1HtcQtuFU-LkWz0ZxF6gCxL2tKuNjI7TxAJh3NZas1UXh_D5LEzuBMT8A (https://theworldnews.net/gb-news/bookmakers-are-taking-bets-on-what-the-government-will-ration-first-after-brexit?fbclid=IwAR1HtcQtuFU-LkWz0ZxF6gCxL2tKuNjI7TxAJh3NZas1UXh_D5LEzuBMT8A)
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: baldy on August 10, 2019, 08:50:40 AM
Yup, Theresa May left us with the worst possible time of year to BREXIT ... definitely no surprise there with that utterly useless and scandalously talentless PM (I blame senior Tory MPs who backed her to be PM when she was totally unsuitable for very high office at a time of national crisis).

I've been watching TV interviews (eg. on Newsnight) this week with food retail experts who basically said that there will be plenty of food all around, but there may be shortages of a few products. The best example given was that out of a dozen or so different types of bags of flour, 2 or 3 might not always be available but alternatives would be available.

The biggest threat appears to be people stocking up and actually causing local shortages that are actually unnecessary.

It's typical of Remoaners to stir up fear and actually cause panic buying and fear so as to then cause totally unnecessary shortages in shops.
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Pete on August 10, 2019, 11:54:43 AM
An Irish bookmaker predicting food shortages and trying to spread FUD after Brexit? Who'd have thought it?
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Shizzy on August 11, 2019, 08:28:52 AM
Yep, with 1.8 million dairy cows in the UK milk is sure gonna be scarce.
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Bob DeBilda on August 11, 2019, 09:37:21 AM
An Irish bookmaker predicting food shortages and trying to spread FUD after Brexit? Who'd have thought it?

I had to google spreading FUD

I’d never heard of that acronym before but it would make sense that a staunch Brexiteer would know and use it freely in a sentence. After all that’s what they have been doing for years.
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Shizzy on August 11, 2019, 10:31:26 AM
Stockpiling isn't unusual. You only need to go to Tesco on Xmas eve to see f'wits buying dozens of pints of milks and bread because the store is closed for 1 day.
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Pete on August 11, 2019, 10:36:41 AM
An Irish bookmaker predicting food shortages and trying to spread FUD after Brexit? Who'd have thought it?

I had to google spreading FUD

I’d never heard of that acronym before but it would make sense that a staunch Brexiteer would know and use it freely in a sentence. After all that’s what they have been doing for years.

Ha ha ha Bob, i think you may have that the wrong way round  :P Remainers are just brainwashed minions.

Separately, Paddy Power are offering 11/4 on KFC having to shut down UK branches due to a shortage of chicken.

Have you had a KFC lately?

Pete

Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Bob DeBilda on August 12, 2019, 09:28:48 AM


I had to google spreading FUD

I’d never heard of that acronym before but it would make sense that a staunch Brexiteer would know and use it freely in a sentence. After all that’s what they have been doing for years.

Ha ha ha Bob, i think you may have that the wrong way round  :P Remainers are just brainwashed minions.


Pete

No. I think I'm correct in that the spread of mis-information started during the independence campaign by the vote leave group who spread FUD over immigration etc. i.e.

Turkey was going to join the EU and the country would be over run with benefit seeking Turks who only wanted to rape our women.

Need I mention the red bus?'The money saved from leaving the EU will result in the NHS getting £350m a week'

Migrants already here were taking all our jobs.

A free trade agreement with the EU after Brexit would "be the easiest thing in human history"

‘Two thirds of British jobs in manufacturing are dependent on demand from Europe’

'Brexit does not mean the UK will leave the single market'



Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Pete on August 12, 2019, 14:11:21 PM
Just a few of the lies spouted by the remain (Project Fear) campaign that, funnily enough, have never materialised...

British immigration officers would be thrown out of France, and that we’d have migration camps in Kent

An emergency budget would be necessary upon a Leave vote being delivered

we would be £4,300 worse off per family

our stock market would collapse

David Cameron wouldn't resign


and that's not to mention the scandalous £9.3M spent on the government's leaflet which is jam packed full of FUD.
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Bob DeBilda on August 12, 2019, 15:59:53 PM
Really?

Readers have been reacting to the government’s £2.1bn funding boost for no-deal Brexit preparations

It’s almost as if “project fear” was in fact reality’
Emergency budget. Supply chains disrupted. Jobs leaving. Currency tanking. It’s almost as if “project fear” was in fact project reality, and the lying leavers have been talking out of their arses for three years (in addition to 40 years of whining without a plan).

Well done Brexiters. You “won”. Now you get to watch as the brain drain starts, jobs head overseas and public services are decimated, just so you could give the foreigners and the “undemocratic” EU a kicking.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/01/so-project-fear-was-in-fact-reality-readers-on-no-deal-brexit-funding





Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Maxi on August 12, 2019, 19:57:56 PM
I have tried to stockpile wine but I just can't  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Al on August 12, 2019, 20:46:07 PM
I have tried to stockpile wine but I just can't  ;D ;D ;D
I have a stockpile of beer. But the doc says I can drink again now so it'll be gone by Brexit :)
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Pete on August 12, 2019, 23:18:05 PM
Really?

Whinging remoaners have been reacting to the government’s £2.1bn funding boost for no-deal Brexit preparations


There, fixed the title for you.

You can bet your bottom dollar they would be whinging even more if there were no no-deal preparations, you just can't win with some people.
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Bob DeBilda on August 13, 2019, 08:43:40 AM
Really?

Whinging remoaners have been reacting to the government’s £2.1bn funding boost for no-deal Brexit preparations


There, fixed the title for you.

You can bet your bottom dollar they would be whinging even more if there were no no-deal preparations, you just can't win with some people.

Not my title. But hey, you carry on changing the headline titles of newspapers, in this case the Guardian, to suit your own agenda. It's what leavers are good at.
Title: Re: What will you be stockpiling?
Post by: Michael on August 13, 2019, 12:16:44 PM
Really?

Whinging remoaners have been reacting to the government’s £2.1bn funding boost for no-deal Brexit preparations


There, fixed the title for you.

You can bet your bottom dollar they would be whinging even more if there were no no-deal preparations, you just can't win with some people.
But it's not just remainers who are unhappy about the waste of money, if the whole matter had been handled as it should have been we would have had a deal with the EU by now.
Many believe we should to accept the result of the referendum, but no deal is expensive and totally unnecessary. A GE is the only acceptable answer, this would allow the remain at all cost groups to have their say, with the two major party's laying out their plans for a negotiated settlement which can be put to the electorate.