DH and his Brexit cupboard
Anymom · 25/01/2019 22:45
Dh has converted two of our kitchen units into his Brexit cupboard! He has filled them up with all sorts of tinned delacacies including different beans, chilli and dogs (hot!)
He's also stockpiled toilet rolls, medicines, cleaning products etc. It's all stashed away in his new Brexit cupboard, that we have been warned not to touch! I darent tell him that the dc have already been in there hunting for chocolate. They were disappointed to find numerous bags of rice and pasta but alas no chocolate. Seems he has got his priorities mixed up! 😁
AIBU to think this is unnecessary and over the top? I need help to convince him as he talking about stockpiling and filling up the freezer and I'm dreading what concoctions I will find in there! All joking aside, it is just Dh panicking isn't it? We don't really need to be stockpiling food in one of the richest countries of the world, do we?
borntobequiet · 28/01/2019 15:04
borntobequiet · 28/01/2019 15:03
Farmers are worried
RedToothBrush · 28/01/2019 14:53
Oo honey. Now I do have honey. And a mate with a hive...
Scandaloso · 28/01/2019 14:50
Yes I have a few tins of mandarin segments. They're yum.
cloudtree · 28/01/2019 14:48
Just spotted quite a few people in Lidl with UHT milk in their trolleys. I'm dropping in each time I pass (couple of times a week) to pick up a couple of bits.
brownie mix - just add an egg and a bit of oil
tinned carrot and coriander soup.
tinned mandarin segments
cloudtree · 28/01/2019 14:45
Stew it with some honey and have it with yoghurt or porridge.
Scandaloso · 28/01/2019 14:44
Yes it's nice with duck and it can also be used to infuse vodka.
DoodleLab · 28/01/2019 14:43
Rhubarb is nice with duck.
RedToothBrush · 28/01/2019 14:31
What can you make with rhubarb apart from crumble and jam?
We were given half a tonne of it last year and it was impossible to use.
If you didn't have sugar, how could you use it?
PerverseConverse · 28/01/2019 14:25
What fruits do we grow in the UK ? I can't think of any winter fruits. My rhubarb died last winter I buy it tinned now.
Screamish · 28/01/2019 14:25
Jens not Jen's!
Screamish · 28/01/2019 14:24
Sorry Jen's, I didn't mean anyone in particular but I can see how it looks that way! Its quite a frustrating thread for those of us who have been reading from the start as new posters keep popping up with the same arguments that have been addressed dozens of times.
Again apologies though, I wasn't trying to attack any posters in particular, I meant stupids as is stupid arguments that could have been avoided by reading the thread
RedToothBrush · 28/01/2019 14:23
I wonder who's going to pick all the wonderful crops that will appear immediately.
Well before the referendum in early 2016 it was reported in the press that in 2013 Owen Paterson MP (who was then in the Cabinet) said it would be easy to reduce immigration and this foreign labour. With pensioners. And because they are older and slower than youthful workers, it would be OK to pay them less than minimum wage.
Now of course this came from a LD source in the run up to the ref and Owen Paterson denied the story, but you can't help wonder today if there would be some who would support the idea.
MilkTrayLimeBarrel · 28/01/2019 14:20
Buteo - what is wrong with the 60s diet? Meat, potatoes and vegetables forms my daily diet now - I dislike Chinese, Indian, Mexican, pasta or any other spicy food.
Jens303 · 28/01/2019 14:20
the stupid post was from someone called Screamish
Juells · 28/01/2019 14:19
you called yourself stupid!
That's what I thought as well, but wondered if I'd missed a post. It'd be a good wheeze to refer to yourself as stupid, then later complain that a previous post had accused you of being stupid. 😂
Anyway, back to the prepping. I've stocked up on vitamins now, the most expensive items in my stockpile. Still need some more, but they'll have to wait for next month.
Havanananana · 28/01/2019 14:18
For those who still think that reductions in food supplies are just a temporary hinderance and that they'll just buy a little less or buy whatever is in stock, consider what happens to your personal shopping if there is a No Deal Brexit.
The government planners are working on a Channel Crossing capacity of only 13% of current levels - 1,300 trucks a day instead of 10,000 trucks a day. They are also drawing up plans for a State of Emergency (in 1970 when there was a dockers strike, the Army put 36.000 troops on standby) and possibly Martial Law, with curfews, restrictions on cash and card payments, restrictions on fuel and travel and so on.
Now imagine a typical supermarket which usually receives 10 truck-loads a week of fresh foods from the EU. Peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms, peas, beans, apples, oranges etc. These arrive at the rate of approx. 2 trucks a day, and as the supermarkets are extremely good at predicting demand, this represents the normal demand for a week,
After Brexit, due to the reduced capacity across the Channel, only just over one truck in ten makes it over the Channel. So this supermarket now only receives one truck-load a week rather than ten - and one load a week represents just half a day's normal sales.
So the truck arrives at the supermarket one morning at 7.00 and is unloaded ready for the shop opening at 9.00 (the curfew has ended 24-hour trading) where a hundred people are already queuing.
If all goes well, the shoppers file in, buy their normal amounts and the new stock is sold out by 12.00 midday. Those people who were unable to get to the shop - people at work, those housebound, those with no transport etc. probably won't have made it, and since the next delivery will not be for a week, these will now all go without for a week.
Of course, it might not all go well. Some shouty person with a Transit van and a couple of burly mates might decide to attempt to buy the whole lot in one go. Will the £8-an-hour security guy stand in the way, will the till-staff get into an argument with them, or will the other shoppers attempt to prevent this? How long before chaos and fights break out?
Repeat the scenario for all foodstuffs that have foreign ingredients and the scale of the problem becomes clear. E.g. Heinz may now have 3-months worth of American beans and Italian tomato paste in their big factory in Wigan but after 3 months, this stock will be used and thereafter they can only make 10% of their normal production of baked beans.
PerverseConverse · 28/01/2019 14:18
New thread for when this one is full (because it's an awesome thread). @OP your husband is a star
The Brexit Cupboard Part 2 http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/eureferendumm2016/3492362-the-brexit-cupboard-part-2
Jens303 · 28/01/2019 14:18
PerverseConverse actually I called myself stupid in reference to the post above and it's unnecessary nastiness
bellinisurge · 28/01/2019 14:17
Here you go: I have now zero patience for anyone peddling No Deal as an option. Time to be a grown up and accept UKs responsibilities to NI. No Deal is stupid. Anyone who still supports it is stupid. I voted Remain but I will take WA as a compromise. It is the grown ups way of Leaving.
PerverseConverse · 28/01/2019 14:13
@Jens303 you called yourself stupid! But to be fair, you didn't need to tell us.
Juells · 28/01/2019 14:11
I wonder who's going to pick all the wonderful crops that will appear immediately. I've seen suggestions that pickers could be brought in from outside the EU, but only 2,500. AFAIK 14,000 workers from the EU are normally required, and return home at the end of the season.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s plan opens the door for workers from India, Ukraine and north Africa, for example, to step in – but in nowhere near the numbers required to fill the void left by EU workers.
Wonder if they'll all be returning home when the season ends.
Jens303 · 28/01/2019 14:10
Scandaloso i'd say instantly being called stupid is being attacked actually
bubblewire · 28/01/2019 14:02
Perhaps the British Retail Consortium is run by housewives, eh, Jens
SalrycLuxx · 28/01/2019 14:02
BELITTLING: asking basic questions of someone with whom you are in conversation in order to identify whether you are both proceeding from the same level of comprehension of the relevant issues.
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