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    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 12th Jul 18, 4:58 PM
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    Stockpiling Price Rises
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:58 PM
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    Stockpiling Price Rises 12th Jul 18 at 4:58 PM
    According to Twitter, yesterday The Sun leaked a government plan to stockpile processed food to show the EU that the Government is serious about preparing for a No Deal Brexit (no lorry parks mind you). Could be completely fictitious.

    It doesn't actually matter whether the story is true. People will go out and stockpile. People will go out and stockpile because they will worry that there will be nothing left for them, if they don't. People like me and Mr Stepford will worry because we're both on special diets for health reasons.

    Persuaded Mr Stepford that going shopping during the football match would enable us to shop in peace and quiet. We went to a large Tesco and stocked up on tinned food but we forgot organic olive oil.

    Today Dale Berning Sawa in The Guardian repeated the story (again with no confirmation that it's true).

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/foodanddrink/news/a-no-deal-brexit-survival-guide-what-food-to-stockpile/ar-AAzXyeJ?ocid=spartanntp

    The Guardian listed the following as foods that we should be stocking up on:

    Olive Oil
    Pepper
    Chilli
    Herbs
    Pasta
    Rice
    Olives
    Anchovies
    Tinned tomatoes, passata, tomato paste
    Tinned fish (examples given: sardine, tuna)
    Tinned beans and pulses (examples given: kidney, butter and black beans, chickpeas)
    Pickled capers
    Jarred peppers

    Worried as I am, I decided to do an online shop, just of the tinned/jarred stuff which we eat, from the list.

    I had a delivery on Friday last week. Since then, ASDA has raised the price of 500ml ASDA Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil from 2.50 to 3.24 That's a 62.5% price rise !!

    But it's not just ASDA. Tesco and Sainsbury's have both raised their prices to 3.25.

    Anyone else noticed any sudden increases on the kind of items listed ?

    We're lucky in that we can afford to stockpile food BUT could be UNlucky if the food which we CAN eat becomes rare. Neither of us wants to be taking drugs instead.

    It seems unfair for supermarkets to be raising prices when The Sun and The Guardian are advocating stockpiling food. Nor are there many offers on this stuff.

    No-one voted for food prices to go up or to have to stockpile food. This is the 21st century not WW2.
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    • LABMAN
    • By LABMAN 12th Jul 18, 5:19 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 5:19 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 5:19 PM


    ...I had a delivery on Friday last week. Since then, ASDA has raised the price of 500ml ASDA Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil from 2.50 to 3.24 That's a 62.5% price rise !!...

    Originally posted by MrsStepford
    It is not!!
    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 12th Jul 18, 6:10 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:10 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 6:10 PM
    Really ? Well I put it in a percentage calculator sorry bout that.
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 13th Jul 18, 5:52 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 5:52 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 5:52 AM
    Really ? Well I put it in a percentage calculator sorry bout that.
    Originally posted by MrsStepford
    I make it 29.6% , could be wrong though
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    • paddyandstumpy
    • By paddyandstumpy 13th Jul 18, 6:27 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:27 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:27 AM
    324/250 = 29.6% increase.

    It makes me laugh when people say "this isn't what I voted for".

    You voted for the unknown, this could be a consequence of the unknown.
    • VoucherMan
    • By VoucherMan 13th Jul 18, 7:02 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 7:02 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 7:02 AM
    From the link in the OP


    youíll want a stash of your high-quality EU goods, too. Start with olive oil, pepper, pasta and rice. For flavour, youíll want spices, chilli
    Really, EU goods?

    Not bothering with the whole list, but I wonder which EU country Dale Berning Sawa's rice comes from. I suppose the chillis could be EU grown, but I doubt it.


    All this does is help to reinforce the stereotypical image many have of the Guardian.

    • CAZBEAR
    • By CAZBEAR 13th Jul 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 10:25 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 10:25 AM
    Scaremongering.....imho..... so what ??? eat something else !!(with the exception of those who can't for health reasons ) Honestly, aren't there bigger problems in the world than worrying about this kind of thing ?????!!!!
    Best headline ever on local paper??

    "Weight loss group doubles in size"
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 13th Jul 18, 12:04 PM
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    • CAZBEAR
    • By CAZBEAR 13th Jul 18, 6:53 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:53 PM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 6:53 PM
    Exactly !!
    Best headline ever on local paper??

    "Weight loss group doubles in size"
    • robin58
    • By robin58 13th Jul 18, 11:47 PM
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    Originally posted by PLRFD
    That picture reminds me of a cinema I worked at showed a film called The Beast, a cheap foreign porno film about a woman who had sex with a weird animal in the forest.

    Can't remember the placards from then but is was something similar from the local Christian zealots. Made me laugh at the time.

    All this fuss hit the local papers and made it a bigger money spinner for the cinema..

    Just for info, the film was absolutely boring.
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    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 18th Jul 18, 1:35 PM
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    Eat something else is a bit Marie Antoinette as in told the peasants had no bread, she suggested cake.

    Rice IS grown within the EU - in Greece, in France and the biggest rice producer in EU, Italy. Chillies can be grown in parts of UK.
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 18th Jul 18, 2:01 PM
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    That picture reminds me of a cinema I worked at showed a film called The Beast, a cheap foreign porno film about a woman who had sex with a weird animal in the forest.

    Can't remember the placards from then but is was something similar from the local Christian zealots. Made me laugh at the time.

    All this fuss hit the local papers and made it a bigger money spinner for the cinema..

    Just for info, the film was absolutely boring.
    Originally posted by robin58
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