Amid the ongoing food shortages due to the post-Brexit supply chain, this is no different after a video of Nigel Farage is currently making rounds online where he insists the chance of this happening is “utter tosh.”
In a 2019 interview on ITV’s Peston, Robert Peston mentions the government’s Yellowhammer report on the “worst-case scenarios” for a no-deal Brexit which included “foods running out, medicines running out, chaos for British people living on the continent.”
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Peston asks Farage: “Why on Earth would people vote for that?”
To which Farage responded: “I’ve never seen such utter tosh in my entire life. Unlike these civil servants sitting in Whitehall, I spent 20 years in international trade, buying and selling goods and shipping them all over the world.”
Except, Farage would be incorrect to call this “utter tosh” as even with a Brexit deal, this worst-case scenario is now the reality after industry leaders have warned food shortages “could cancel Christmas” and continue in 2022, according to The Independent.