Michael Gove said everyone will have “the food they need” after Brexit – 11 sceptical reactions
Experts of all political colours have been warning that Brexit is likely to cause shortages of a range of foods, including fresh fruit and veg, as well as a hike in prices that would be particularly problematic for those already struggling. When asked about this by Andrew Marr, Michael Gove gave an answer that could best be described as “sketchy”.
— Very Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) September 1, 2019
Of course, Gove is the man who said we’ve had enough of experts, so he may just automatically disregard everything they say. Here’s what people – and Larry the cat – thought of his glib remark.
"Everyone will have the food they need," Michael Gove tells BBC. I assume that was rejected as the Brexit information campaign slogan.
— Robert Hutton (@RobDotHutton) September 1, 2019
In three years Brexit politicians have gone from “We send the EU £350 million a week. Let’s fund our NHS instead.”
"Everyone will have the food they need."
And still people believe in this madness
— Otto English (@Otto_English) September 1, 2019
Michael Gove on supply issues following no-deal Brexit: “Everyone will have the food they need”
Just to warn you, I need a lot.
— Larry the Cat, Esq. (@Number10cat) September 1, 2019
I guess by the time of the October conference Alexander de Pfeffel will shout" most of you won't starve and those who do will die as free men!" and Tory members will cheer up
— Lethal Weapon (@Riggs_martin) September 1, 2019
The Tory government are going to decide what food the people need.
Think on that a moment.
— Trevor Mitchell ¡No pasarán! (@bushmanB25) September 1, 2019
I don't really trust this tinpot Rick Moranis https://t.co/1qiPKJzxhE
— Sir Andy Murray (@mrsbiltawulf) September 1, 2019
And for everything else, the Irish will smuggle it across the unprotected border in Ireland.
— Ralph The Wonder Llama (@jpdiggins) September 1, 2019
Get ready… for rationing! https://t.co/RHAIeXINxZ
— (@Yeah_ThatBloke) September 1, 2019
Clinton cards new range in the making
'Happy Brexit Day!
May you get the food and medicine you need.' https://t.co/gF1btWWPfh
— Mark Loftus (@MarkLoftusUK) September 1, 2019
And what if people don't trust Michael Gove's ability to deliver this? What then? https://t.co/K2xF84lf1N
— David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) September 1, 2019
Architect, SheRa Marley-Threepwood had some news for Gove and his cronies.
They don't have the food they need now https://t.co/zquqzBiD8L
— SheRa Marley-Threepwood (@SheRa_Marley) September 1, 2019
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