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Brexit Could Ruin Christmas Dinners Around the U.K.

Political uncertainty threatens the production of Christmas trimmings

Pigs in blankets, which could be threatened by Brexit Pastures Poultry

Brexit threatens pigs in blankets

Pigs in blankets — the festive staple that wraps pork in more pork — could be in short supply this Christmas because of Britain’s continued non-departure from the EU. The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) tells the BBC that the job of wrapping cocktail sausages in bacon by hand is currently understaffed, with factories reliant on “seasonal labour” from the EU struggling to attract workers, because no-one has the slightest clue what is going to happen with Brexit as a new extension to 31 January 2020 comes into force. What’s clear is that Brexit causing a shortage of salt-cured pork is a deeply ironic twist of events. [BBC]

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