Yesterday there was complete panic. Tesco announced that Marmite and Typhoo tea-bags would no longer be stocked on-line. Why? Because Unilever, the multinational consumer goods company, wanted 10% more for their products because of the sharp decline in the value of sterling as a result of Brexit. Marmite was set to become a luxury, as a joke half-used jars went online for auction, marmite was set to become a treat at Christmas. Phew! Panic over, matter resolved.
Seriously, two years before the referendum on independence in Scotland, the Scottish Government produced a hefty 670 page document, Scotland’s Future: Your Guide to an Independant Scotland. What did the Tories produce before we went for a referendum on exiting the EU? Nothing?
What did we get? A free for all of figures, contradictory predictions and xenophobia. And now we have May-hem. At least Teresa has a sense of humour. Hole three people who dislike each other, loose canons, up in a mansion (Chevening House) and see what the three Brexiteers can pull out of a hat.
Jeremy Corbyn was right yesterday put the PM on the spot, “at Prime Minister’s Questions today, I asked Theresa May about the shambolic Brexit negotiations she is overseeing. The Conservative have offered no plan, no clarity, no transparency, and no chance of scrutiny of the process for developing a strategy for Brexit.”
By Kate Thomas, Truro & Falmouth CLP