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 Post subject: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:53 pm 
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Yes I know panic buying should start in the days before we leave the EU, but while wait [shrug65465.gif]

Ask for all prescriptions for the next 3 months.

Load up on long life milk. Stock up on coffee, tea and sugar.

Pasta, rice, flour and yeast too.

Anything with a long shelf life should be included. Tin's, packets, dried fruit and spices.

You may think of this as nonsense, but the older members of this site remember the 1970's when supermarkets ran out of food due to industrial action. Brexit in March may have the same result.

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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:27 pm 
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Shouldn't this be on the Brexit Doom and Gloom thread Faz? :snooty:

Do I have to stock up? [1744330pz84739fis.gif]


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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:59 pm 
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You may think of this as nonsense..

Yep...

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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:56 pm 
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I need to point out why I'm saying this :rolleyes:

No matter what we think or feel, when we leave the EU on March 29...... there will be a "shock".

The "shock" is mainly caused by people having no idea what's going on or what to do.

All I can do is look at the few times the UK had a "shock".

First let's think back to "Decimal Day" :peekaboo:
On 15 February 1971, the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currencies.
Basically people had no idea how much stuff was worth or if they were getting ripped off. Due to the confusion prices increased and business took full advantage of it [spank.gif]

Denmark, Ireland and Britain joined the EEC in 1973.
Again another "shock". People dream of cheap wines and vegetables from the continents :winedrinker:
This never happened and vegetables are a 1/3 higher in the UK than the rest of the EU. [spank.gif]

Let's look at something more recent, Croatia joined the EU in 2013.
I was in Croatia in 1994 and returned in 2015 for a visit.
What stood out for me was the price of bread. When I was there in 94, bread sold for 300 loafs for a pound. It was so cheap even for the locals the 1 hours work would pay for 100 loafs. When I was there in 2015 the price was only a 1/3 lower than in the UK. Prices were around 1/2 to 1/3 more less than the UK over all. :blink:

So when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March prices will increase. There will be a few shortages and a lot of confusion. Most people these days shop for a few days and this may catch a lot of them out. While The UK rides out the "shock", it's better to plan ahead. Make sure you have 2 weeks food at home, only buy the things you use all the time or will use up over time :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:07 pm 
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I need to point out why I'm saying this

No you don’t...

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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:06 pm 
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Baby Gravy wrote:
Yes I know panic buying should start in the days before we leave the EU, but while wait [shrug65465.gif]

Ask for all prescriptions for the next 3 months.

Load up on long life milk. Stock up on coffee, tea and sugar.

Pasta, rice, flour and yeast too.

Anything with a long shelf life should be included. Tin's, packets, dried fruit and spices.

You may think of this as nonsense, but the older members of this site remember the 1970's when supermarkets ran out of food due to industrial action. Brexit in March may have the same result.

Since when was tea grown in Europe ?
Pah let the Europeans stuff it, we are quite capable of surviving and adapting to home grown or out of Europe goods.


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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:01 am 
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Most of our imports are not landed in the UK. There unloaded at Europort port in Holland, re packaged and trucked into a distribution center in the UK.

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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:22 am 
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.. and after we leave the EU, our imports will land at British ports, giving jobs back to locals...

Win win..

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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:09 am 
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Hmmm.... no

Imports require a build strategy. In the last 30 years most of our ports have closed down.
When I was a child, I was was on a picket line with my Dad at the Port of London. (Remember the days of the flying pickets?)

It's now Canary wharf and the nearest deep water port is Tilbury.

It's hard to see where goods can be landed and unloaded. It's going to take years to replace all the UK lost while members of the EU.

In the short term they will still have to come thru Holland.

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 Post subject: Re: It's time for Brexit hoarding
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:44 am 
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Baby Gravy wrote:
Hmmm.... no

Imports require a build strategy. In the last 30 years most of our ports have closed down. It's hard to see where goods can be landed and unloaded.

Hmmm... yes

Britain’s ports already deal with non-EU traffic and the infrastructure is already there. As many ports are privately run, without government subsidies, there’s no need for a drain on those resources the Remoaners have argued about.

The Netherlands takes in and distributes to the rest of the EU, not just Britain. We’ll still need the Netherlands and other EU ports to bring EU products to the UK after Brexit (do you think Britain is going to stop buying French and German cars?), but Non-EU imports will come straight to to UK ports such as Belfast, Liverpool and Hull..

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