BLT Brexit: Relief as Raab confirms the snack will still be available
PUBLISHED: 12:22 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:25 23 August 2018
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Among the doom and gloom predicted to hit the UK if it crashes out of the European Union there was some positivity in the Brexit secretary's announcement.
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We will still be able to eat a BLT sandwich after Brexit.
In one of the most comprehensive (and bizarre) statements from his speech ahead of the release of “no deal” papers Dominic Raab said: “Let me assure you that, contrary to one of the wilder claims, you will still be able to enjoy a BLT after #Brexit, and there are no plans to deploy the army to maintain food supplies.”
The declaration was ridiculed on social media from those expecting a few more words of reassurance than the future of lunch.
The Lib Dems press office tweeted: “Raab saying that we might still be able to have a BLT sandwich after Brexit suggests a slight lowering of expectations from the Brexiters who are making a mess out of our future...”
Others on Twitter were quick to point out that a no-deal Brexit would still make a BLT much more expensive.
Anita Baker tweeted: “The real question is not ‘will we be able to enjoy a BLT’ but instead ‘WHO will be able to afford a BLT?’ Use ‘BLT’ for just about any product, food or not, after a no deal Brexit.”
The internet also had questions about other types of sandwiches and baguettes, with those questioning what it would mean for those with dietary requirements.
“Thanks but I’m a vegetarian”, said one.
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