Wetherspoons has no pigs in blankets because of Brexit – get Alanis Morissette on the phone
The owner of the Wetherspoons pub chain, Tim Martin, is a very vocal Brexiter, to the extent of publishing pro-Leave statements on beer mats for his establishments.
It’s therefore particularly ironic that the vote to leave the EU has caused a shortage of that popular Christmas treat, pigs in blankets, throughout the chain.
Wetherspoons unable to serve pigs in blankets because there is a shortage of seasonal EU workers in the meat industry. https://t.co/jEAJ6pfsxZ
— Dr James Anderson #FBPE (@NumberNullity) December 17, 2019
The irony wasn’t lost on Twitter – nor the humour. These five were the house specials.
Reap what you sow Ian Wetherspoon https://t.co/PGTqScZTr8
— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) December 17, 2019
— Aman (@amanmufc) December 17, 2019
Surely this is what we wanted from Brexit? Low-paid, low-skill, seasonal job opportunities in British factories for British people.
Happy days. https://t.co/yx6cbwECK2
— Crondall4Europe 🕷️⭐ (@Crondall4Europe) December 17, 2019
Who could have foreseen we'd need the EU to save our bacon?
— Ben Johnson (@sillythirdman) 17 December 2019
Tim 'Antoinette' Martin says…
Let them have duvets pic.twitter.com/MMOckNCjj1
— Grumpy Old Goat Esq, #FBPE #ProEU 🇬🇧🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@allan_robins) 17 December 2019
Twitter user @eberlmat tried his hand at Leave-speak.
And so it begins.
"Pigs in blankets may be in short supply this year due to a lack of seasonal EU workers across UK meat plants."
— Matthias Eberl 🇪🇺 (@eberlmat) December 17, 2019