Brexit: ‘Don’t panic’ warn­ing

Coun­cil work­ing to avert short­ages

Western Morning News (Saturday) - - Front Page - BY RICHARD WHITHOUSE

The leader of a West­coun­try coun­cil has urged peo­ple not to panic about food, fuel and medicines run­ning out af­ter Brexit next March.

“We can’t go more than two weeks with­out food, that would be a dis­as­ter,” Adam Payn­ter, leader of Corn­wall Coun­cil, said.

But he said the coun­cil was work­ing with cen­tral gov­ern- ment to en­sure that it does not hap­pen.

“We have had to look at the stores of in­sulin and other medicines and what we would do if that dries up.

“We have looked at what hap­pens if the ports and bor­ders are stopped, if fuel stops com­ing in and su­per­mar­kets don’t have any­thing on their shelves.”

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