One Brexiter has a bizarre solution to any future banana shortage
LBC gets its fair share of calls from strident Leave voters insisting that Brexit will lead to the Land of Milk and Honey – which is terrible for vegans and people who don’t like being sticky, but whatever – and others who swear the Blitz spirit will be the answer. Presenter Matt Stadlen recently took a call from a man named Craig, who wasn’t cowed by the panic-mongers over potential shortages after Brexit, and this is how the discussion went.
The gist of his argument was this.
Craig: At the end of the day I’m a human being, if I need a banana, I’m gonna get a banana
Matt: Where are you going to get your bananas from if there are shortages?
Craig: I’ll go and get ’em myself, I’ll climb the mountains of, anywhere, and get them.
Matt: We don’t grow bananas in the UK.
Craig: No, we don’t, and neither do many places in Europe. The only place is …Sweden don’t grow any bananas. They’ve got plenty.
We can only assume Sweden has armies of banana-tracking mountaineers bringing back the prize.
Matt then asked another caller, Tim, what he thought of Craig’s point, to which he replied:
“My goodness me, this is why this country’s in a muddle isn’t it? We’ve got someone who thinks they can get a banana anywhere, Iain Duncan Smith who thinks he won’t lose a job”
LBC tweeted the link and got q lot of reactions, including these:
This is why referendums are a bad idea. https://t.co/7FIKiFAAfK
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) February 5, 2019
I always knew that one day, the banana trees at the top of Ben Nevis would provide a boost for the Scottish economy. Let's get advertising them to Brexiteers the length and breadth of England. https://t.co/0ivIGGrssY
— Fergie (@cath426) February 5, 2019
Can't argue with that logic………except of course that bananas ideally grow in tropical areas with an average 27 degree temperature and between 78-98 inches of rain
— Jay Bhatt (@JayBhattNL) February 5, 2019
There was also one quite sobering thought.
Its sad that people like this decided my future
— Jim Cognito (@JimCognito2016) February 5, 2019