Businessman sells more than 700 ‘Brexit boxes’ containing enough food for a month at £300 a time in case imports are hit by Britain leaving Europe with no deal
-Inside the package, which has a shelf life of 25 years, there are 60 meals
-More than 700 people have bought the ‘Brexit Box’ which can last a month
-Government spokesman reassured Britons that there’s no need to stockpile food
In the wake of the launch a government spokesman reassured Britons that there’s no need to stockpile food. Though the Sunday Times today revealed the government has been gaming plans for martial law, a state of emergency, curfews, and other drastic measures in the event of disorder after a no deal Brexit.
James Blake, of outdoor supplies company Emergency Food Storage UK, which sells the Brexit Box, insists there’s a ‘very real possibility’ people will need their product.
He added: “We’re hearing that there could be some problems at the ports and this could affect food imports.
“If that’s the case then you need something in place to protect yourself.
“We want people to be prepared.
“I think there’s a definite possibility people will need these kits, things are so chaotic at the moment.”
Some of the meals included in the Brexit Box are beef and potato stew, chicken tikka and pasta bolognese.
Emergency Food Storage UK also sell a deluxe Brexit box, which includes puddings and breakfasts.
A government spokesperson said: “People don’t need to stockpile food, water filters or fire starters.
“The UK has a strong level of food security built upon a diverse range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from third countries. This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.”
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