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    Tory MP suggests using possible 'no-deal' food shortages in Ireland to drop the backstop

    priti patel is an idiot and even more of an embassement than usual for this one sorry
    have you met a loyalist Suggesting they really should become part of a united ireland would be like suggesting a space marine has sweaty man sex with an an Orc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'orebel View Post
    Oh, you do, do ya?



    My sincere apologies for being so dense.

    Just be who you are.
    Quote Originally Posted by likesfish View Post
    Tory MP suggests using possible 'no-deal' food shortages in Ireland to drop the backstop

    priti patel is an idiot and even more of an embassement than usual for this one sorry
    As a suggestion, starving us out is bonkers.

    The pertinent point is the practical impossibility of avoiding disruption to our food supply in the event of a hard border.

    In which we are, unhelpfully, in deep denial.
    However, banks know they have a duty of care to their clients and I'm sure that this should prevent them lending irresponsibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    Just be who you are.
    Don't worry about me mate. You've enough on your plate watching out for those fruit planes on the UK land-bridge.
    "It is important therefore that I clarify to the House that in the first instance there are significant monies within Anglo-Irish to take the strain of loan losses arising over the next three or four years, before State support is engaged." Brian Lenihan 15/01/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post
    We export food to the UK. We import food from the UK. In many cases its the same food.

    For example Ireland makes a vast amount of cheddar but we dont have large packing facilities. So we export huge 25kg block of it to a factory near liverpool where its cut into small 200g blocks, packed and labelled. Then it comes back. The value has gone up due to it now being shelf-ready. So on the books it looks like Ireland exporting low value food and importing higher value food. But its the same cheese.

    If, post Brexit, we need to pack it in Ireland, we will. We wont starve.
    Is it not also curious that they used the "calorific" measure? I'd imagine a certain amount of drilling into that would be revealing. Not all food types have the same calorific value so its far from a like for like comparison. Fatty and processed foods have a far higher calorific value than healthy, unprocessed foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    Just be who you are.As a suggestion, starving us out is bonkers.

    The pertinent point is the practical impossibility of avoiding disruption to our food supply in the event of a hard border.

    In which we are, unhelpfully, in deep denial.
    LOL. There is a massive difference between a "disruption to lour food supply" and a food shortage. Plenty food outside of the UK. This is just click bait bollox. The shops will sort this out if it comes to it. They wont let their shelves empty. Worst case scenario is we will be forced to purchase foods we may not like because they are processed and packaged differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likesfish View Post
    Tory MP suggests using possible 'no-deal' food shortages in Ireland to drop the backstop

    priti patel is an idiot and even more of an embassement than usual for this one sorry
    Patel submits another good reason to vote remain in the second referendum.

    Thanks Priti!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher2 View Post
    LOL. There is a massive difference between a "disruption to lour food supply" and a food shortage. Plenty food outside of the UK. This is just click bait bollox. The shops will sort this out if it comes to it. They wont let their shelves empty. Worst case scenario is we will be forced to purchase foods we may not like because they are processed and packaged differently.
    Actually, disruption in food supply is precisely what causes food shortages in most cases.

    Another reason to vote remain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    Except from the fact that we can easily import food from the remaining EU member states and the countless countries we have trade deals with through our membership if the EU.

    Most of the food we import from the UK is either processed foods from multinationals with supply chains in other EU member states also or raw/fresh food which can also be sourced from other member states.

    You might struggle to source a Melton Mobray Pork Pie. But without the EU's protected designation of origin scheme covering the UK any more there's no guarantee it wasn't made in Cardiff anyway.
    Our imports from the U.K. are falling rapidly.

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    Food shortages in Ireland in no-deal Brexit scenario, UK report warns

    Official sources here and sources in the food sector say that Irish supermarkets and their suppliers have done significant work on examining their supply chains in the event of a hard Brexit. The key problem is that many of the products come directly from UK warehouses into the distribution centres of Irish supermarkets, moving on a daily basis with limited storage on the island of Ireland.

    Key products imported include ready meals, cereals, biscuits and a whole range of other food lines from the big multinational groups, including some time-sensitive products.

    Sources say that Bord Bia has worked with the major groups on these key supply chain issues and extra storage capacity is being considered in Ireland by some groups to offset the impact of any hard Brexit next March.

    However, if there is major disruption across the UK at ports like Dover and also at Holyhead, this is bound to lead to some delays and disruption to products entering Ireland in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
    Kind of answer we've come to expect.

    There will be no problem with food supplies in the event of a hard Brexit, unless there's a hard Brexit in which case our food supplies will be disrupted as we are unavoidably dependent on UK transport and storage facilities.

    Thankfully, we grow our own grapefruit in Carlow, so that won't be impacted.
    However, banks know they have a duty of care to their clients and I'm sure that this should prevent them lending irresponsibly.

    George Lee 2 June 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonkers View Post
    Our imports from the U.K. are falling rapidly.
    I believe they may fall to a trickle next March.
    However, banks know they have a duty of care to their clients and I'm sure that this should prevent them lending irresponsibly.

    George Lee 2 June 2006

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