Stock­pil­ing far from ap­peal­ing

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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