Stockpiling far from appealing
Sir, – I couldn’t find my TV remote at 6.55pm on Tuesday and ended up watching the first few minutes of the BBC’s One Show.
The first item was about the UK’s biggest cold store, in Wakefield, which has been inundated with requests from food manufacturers who want to stockpile in case Brexit causes food shortages and mass starvation.
Key foods being stockpiled reassuringly included those wellknown disaster staples McCain’s chips, ice cream and Yorkshire pudding.
I Googled “disaster food relief” and found the ready.gov/food site which recommends the following supplies in an emergency: “peanut butter, whole wheat crackers (vacuum packing to prolong freshness), nuts and trail mix, cereal power bars and granola bars, dried fruit, canned meat and canned vegetables such as beans, carrots and peas”. Yuck!
It’s enough to make a chap want to vote remain.
The people’s vote is clearly a case of “let them eat cake”. Allan Sutherland. 1 Willow Row, Stonehaven.