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PM's no-deal really is food for thought; BREXIT COUNTDOWN 166 TO GO DAYS.

Byline: NIGEL NELSON

No-deal Brexit is so perilously close that Theresa May made MP and former Asda and Pepsi exec David Rutley minister for food shortages. Er, I mean supplies.

Brexit Secretary. Dominic no-deal explainers 34 per cent. "rating" - so 66 don't understand. academic paper only bamboozled per cent.

He joins fellow Tories Jackie Doyle-Price as minister for the prevention of suicide and Vicky Atkins, who copped modern slavery.

Now we only need a minister for pestilence and the PM will have the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Best for Britain campaigner Eloise Todd told me: "Rutley's appointment sounds a bit Dad's Army. But he'll have his work cut out."

He will. A new Barclays Bank report says that no-deal could see food and drink tariffs average 27 per cent.

That's a PS9.3billion blow to retailers and suppliers. Orange juice would go up 31 per cent, white sugar 29.5 per cent, and bananas 9.7 per cent.

Last year we imported 40 per cent of our food, worth PS48billion, from Europe. Looks like we'll all be going bananas soon.

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 14, 2018
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