NO DEAL... NO TOILET ROLL!
TOILET paper supplies could run out if there are long-term border delays or panic buying under a No Deal Brexit, a manufacturer has suggested.
Essity, which makes the Velvet and Cushelle brands, said it was developing ‘robust contingency plans’, but warned that stocks were ‘not unlimited’.
The company manufactures tissue in the UK and said it had built stocks of raw materials and spare parts to ensure supply in the event of short-term border delays.
It is also holding stocks of finished products that are imported or exported between the UK and EU.
A spokesman said: ‘Some [stocks] will not withstand long-term border delays outlined by the Government or in the event of consumer panic buying.’ The company’s comments came after Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards used a written question in Parliament to ask ministers for details on how long stocks of toilet paper will last in a No Deal scenario.
Cabinet Office minister Simon Hart said the Government is working to ensure the ‘best possible preparation’ to support the flow of goods.
Mr Edwards last night added: ‘This is the farcical level we have descended to – the British Government can no longer even guarantee we have the necessary supplies of toilet paper in a crash-out Brexit.’