Having no food will ‘do the country good’, claims Brexiteer
- Credit: Archant
A Brexiteer has dismissed warnings from the UK's major supermarkets that there could be a shortage of food in the most baffling way.
On the day that a letter was sent to MPs from major stores warning against a no-deal Brexit, BBC News turned to the streets of Britain to get some expert advice on what it could all mean.
While a number of those interviewed recognised food shortages could be a consequence of a no-deal Brexit, the last person the BBC spoke to claimed it was 'scaremongering' - before suggesting it would be a good thing.
He said: '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.'
The bizarre moment on the News at Six was shared across social media.
You may also want to watch:
The clip has since been shared all over social media and people are pretty dumbfounded by what they saw.
Glynis Elliot tweeted: 'So an old fellow on BBC News just now says 'it will do the country good to go without food for a while'. I hope he is the first to go hungry.'
- 1 Why don't Brexiteers like to talk about Brexit any more?
- 2 Brexit: British 'expats' in Spain facing deportation over residency
- 3 Michael O'Leary: My hope for the future over Brexit
- 4 Five years of Brexit summed up by Cold War Steve
- 5 When Eton took on a team of miners at football
- 6 Did Donald Trump really wear his trousers backwards at Republicans' North Carolina rally?
- 7 English to be temporarily replaced by French as EU's 'working language' in 2022
- 8 Is the Sun setting on Murdoch's global media empire?
- 9 Priti Patel urged to publish promised assessment on impact of ending freedom of movement
- 10 Britain is becalmed by apathy: Where is the rage?
Alexander Sliwinski said: '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?'
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.