Brexit: ‘Don’t panic’ warning
Council working to avert shortages
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.”