No-deal Brexit is bad for food prices, actually
British retailers are warning that food prices will rise in the U.K. from 1 January 2021 in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Independent. Citing minced beef, oranges, cheese, and cucumbers — the final boss level of Ready, Steady, Cook? — the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said it was “folly” that any trade deals with countries outside the European Union would compensate for tariffs levied on food and other consumer goods. Supermarkets might be pledging not to stock U.S. meat that doesn’t meet U.K. food standards, but that’s small potatoes compared to sweeping food price rises in an economy [hopefully] coming out of a novel coronavirus pandemic in 2021. [Independent]
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- Good tweet:
The rich: Let them eat cake— Abolish the police (@AmyDentata) July 12, 2020
The bourgeoisie: *cuts into wage theft* It’s actually cake