Having no food will ‘do the country good’, claims Brexiteer
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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.
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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.'
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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?'
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