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‘17 million people didn’t vote to endanger our food supply’ – Remain activist shuts down radio debate

PUBLISHED: 16:34 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:34 22 August 2018

Femi Oluwole from Our Future Our Choice. Photograph: OFOC.

Femi Oluwole from Our Future Our Choice. Photograph: OFOC.

Our Future Our Choice

Remain campaigner Femi Oluwole shut down accusations of “scaremongering” when two radio presenters tried to compare Brexit to the Millennium Bug.

Oluwole appeared on TalkRadio with Jane Moore and Jon Craig to discuss the consequences of Brexit when the radio presenters started to use the “Project Fear” card.

Craig said: “Femi, this is scaremongering, this is project fear. It’s scaremongering.

“Comparisons have been made before with the millennium bug. Everybody thought the world was going to grind to a halt then in 2000. That didn’t happen”.

However the young remain activist – who was involved in a publicity stunt highlighting the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union – politely allowed the pair to muse over the risks to food before giving the perfect response to shut down the debate.

Oluwole said: “Under no circumstances should a country like the United Kingdom have to be stockpiling food and medicines. That is insane. There are already people who have to use food banks. This is going to get even worse for them.

“The current plan is to leave the single market. If you leave the single market that automatically means you don’t have the same laws on either side of the Channel.

“So there is no if with that one, it is a fact. If we have all our own laws that means we are going to have the same laws on either side of the Channel. That means you are going to create a barrier at that border.

“If you create a barrier, that endangers food supplies and we rely on that fluid relationship for one-third of our food”.

He added: “I personally don’t think 17 million people voted to endanger the food supply of the United Kingdom”.

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