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British stock up on food expecting Brexit

British people spent €4.3 billion for food, drink and medicine supplies
21:50, 12 August 2019

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British citizens started massive stocking of food, drinks, and medicines expecting Brexit. They are afraid of troubles with the supply of goods when the UK would leave the European Union. Euobserver reported that.

According to the news agency, around 800,000 people have spent €4.3 billion for food, drink, and medical supplies.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that “British people would be the big losers” in a hard Brexit.

According to Reuters, local residents were informed about possible shortages of fresh products in the first days after Brexit. The impact on medical supplies will also be felt beyond Britain, as about 45 million packs of medicines were shipped from Britain to the rest of the bloc every month, in trade worth nearly 12 billion pounds in 2016, according to a British parliament report.

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We recall that according to the Agreement between London and Brussels, the Brexit should take place until October 31st.

As we reported earlier, former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his intention to withdraw the country from the European Union without the deal would harm primarily London, not Brussels.

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