January 28, 2019 3:28 PM

Major supermarkets warn of empty shelves

The UK's top food retailers have signed a letter to MPs saying a no deal Brexit would lead to empty shelves, higher prices and poses a threat to food security.  

The letter, penned by UK retailers' industry group the British Retail Consortium, was backed by Sainsbury's, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, The Co-op, Lidl, McDonald's and KFC among others.

Commenting, Best for Britain supporter Tonia Antoniazzi MP said: 

“This shows up the lies of Brexiteers who promised lower food prices and greater prosperity after Brexit. Now we’re seeing study after study saying food prices will rise and our top supermarkets worried about empty shelves.

“Enough is enough. This letter makes a stark observation that food security is at risk. At a time when food bank usage stands at an all-time high, it’s not on that the Prime Minister has so far refused to take away the no deal threat in an attempt to boost support for her awful deal. Parliament must act now to block the government’s reckless blackmail.”

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