A family is stockpiling everything from baked beans and Marmite to quinoa and couscous in case of a no deal Brexit.
Nevine Mann, 36, and her husband Richard, 37, claim they have enough ‘essentials’ to keep them going for four months after the UK leaves the European Union in March next year.
The couple, of Illogan, Cornwall, have stockpiled chickpeas, kidney beans, tuna, pasta, rice, couscous, chopped tomatoes, sterilised milk, tinned corn, beans, paracetamol and ibuprofen.
They have also bought mountains of aspirin, juice, hand soap, Calpol, dried milk, honey, tea, coffee, porridge oats, raisins, bread, flour, yeast and Marmite.
The pair, who have three children, started buying extras on their weekly shopping trip when the Brexit negotiations began.
Nevine Mann (pictured with her daughter Paige, five) has been stockpiling extra food, medication and toiletries since the Brexit negotiations began in fear of a no deal scenario
The Manns, of Cornwall, have bought piles of chopped tomatoes, honey, mayonnaise, pasta, rice and couscous among countless other supplies
The family have boxed up couscous, rice, pulses and tri-colour couscous because they believe they could be left unable to buy food if we don’t get a Brexit deal
Mrs Mann, a former midwife who voted to remain in the EU, said: ‘A little while ago we were aware that Brexit was in the offing, and it seemed like there would be issues with securing a deal.
Frozen and chilled food warehouses across UK ‘almost full’ ahead of Brexit
Companies looking to store fresh or frozen food in the run-up to Brexit will be disappointed.
All of the warehouses in the UK with the capacity to store chilled food are at capacity, according to the director general of the food and drink federation.
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Ian Wright told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee that there is currently no space left.
There are still places where you can store sealed food at room temperature, he added.
Companies looking for somewhere to store extra supplies of fresh food in the run-up to Brexit in March may be too late, the director general of the food and drink federation has told MPs.
Ian Wright said that warehouses around the UK for frozen and chilled food are ‘for all practical purposes booked out at the moment’.
Space for other goods is available but in the wrong places, he told the BBC.
‘The results of a no deal Brexit would be catastrophic in terms of getting supplies in the country, certainly in the short term. We started buying extra of things we would usually buy.
‘When we are shopping we buy beans for now and beans for later, rice for now and rice for later. We’ve got about enough for four months.’
The Manns, who have three children, Oliver, 18, Ethan, 13 and Paige, five, have been doing their shopping at the local Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Aldi in preparation for what might happen when the UK officially leaves the EU in March.
Their cupboards are already stocked with 52 tins of beans, 16 cans of tuna, large tubs of mayonnaise, eight cans of chopped tomatoes and four packets of passata.
There are also two large tubs of milk powder, several large bags of rice, pasta, tri-colour quinoa and couscous.
Mrs Mann, who home schools her children children, added: ‘There are a few things we wouldn’t usually buy, like sources of vegetarian protein and powdered milk.
‘We’ve got baked beans, chickpeas, couscous, pasta – we’ve got things like tea, coffee, Ovaltine, things like that.
‘We also bought Marmite so we can have some flavour. We’re basically there now so we will slow down now.
‘We’re not going over the top, we’ve got enough to get us through the first couple of months if there is no deal.
The family, who have three children, claim they have enough tinned, dried and bottled food (pictured) to last for four months after the UK leaves the EU
No meal Brexit: Mrs Mann and her daughter are pictured with their pile of supplies
Where the stockpiling happens: The Manns are storing their post-Brexit supplies at their home in Illogan, Cornwall (pictured)
‘We’re planting seeds in the garden and we’ve got extra to plant in spring.
No deal Brexit won’t see Britain run out of water
The Government was forced to reassure MPs that Britain would not run out of clean water in the event of a no deal Brexit.
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt told her colleagues in a cabinet meeting yesterday that Britain would still be able to purify its water supply, even if Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement does not go through, reports The Times.
Fears peaked after it was reported Michael Gove only agreed to stay on as Environment Secretary after being told the UK would not run out of clean water post-Brexit.
Chemicals used to purify water are imported from Europe and deliveries could suffer delays if Britain doesn’t get a trade deal.
Brexiteer Ms Mordaunt told her colleagues there would be ‘very easy’ ways to purify water without a Brexit deal.
‘No deal Brexit is looking more and more likely, we’re waiting to see if the new deal goes through or not.
‘If that doesn’t go through it will be no deal because there won’t be enough time to sort another one out.
‘It’s not about being able to live comfortably, it’s about being able to survive.’
The couple have been buying more dried food, medication, pet food and are even stockpiling renewable energy.
Their expanded shopping list also includes seeds so they can grow their own food in the garden and equipment to purify rainwater.
The Manns also have solar panels on the roof and a 290-gallon water tank because they fear power could also be in short supply once Britain exits the EU.
Mrs Man said she was also stockpiling her own medication, because she takes anti-epilepsy and blood-thinning drugs.
Theresa May had her EU withdrawal agreement signed off by the 27 country leaders on Sunday in Brussels.
She now faces the daunting task of getting the 585-page document approved by the 650 MPs in the House of Commons.
The final vote is currently scheduled for mid-December.
Their cupboards are already stocked with 52 tins of beans, 16 cans of tuna, large tubs of mayonnaise, eight cans of chopped tomatoes and four packets of passata
Pictured: Milk powder and honey are among the products the Manns have been collecting
The Manns are also buying seeds so they can grow food in their garden in Cornwall
What one family has stockpiled to prepare for a no deal Brexit
The Manns, from Illogan in Cornwall, have been buying extra supplies since the Brexit negotiations began, fearing Britain will not get a trade deal.
This is what they have stockpiled so far:
|Tinned peaches||1 can|
|Tinned apples||3 cans|
|Tinned prunes||1 can|
|Tinned pineapple||1 can|
|Tinned mango||1 can|
|Dried Cranberries||3 packs|
|Dried Berry mix||2 packs|
|Dried Berry bounty||1 pack|
|Dried goji berries||1 pack|
|Dried papaya||1 pack|
|Dried dates||1 pack|
|Dried prunes||1 pack|
|Tinned steak||1 can|
|Chicken Soup||10 cans|
|Cannellini beans||2 cans|
|Mixed beans||3 cans|
|Kidney beans||8 cans|
|Oxtail Soup||2 cans|
|Chopped tomatoes||15 cans|
|Lentil and bacon soup||1 can|
|Broad beans||1 can|
|Haricot beans||1 can|
|New potatoes||2 cans|
|Corned beef||4 cans|
|Baked beans||52 cans|
|Tomato pasta sauce||2 jars|
|Tomato pasta bake||1 jar|
|Vegetable stock||24 cubes|
|Chicken stock||24 cubes|
|Beef stock||18 cubes|
|White wine stock||4 cubes|
|Red wine stock||4 cubes|
|Tomato Puree||4 tubes|
|Worcestershire sauce||1 bottle|
|Casserole mix||2 packets|
|Milk Powder||2 packets|
|Tea bags||2 packets|
|Bicarbonate of soda||2 packets|
|Evaporated milk||2 cans|
|Rice pudding||4 cans|
|Cake mix||1 packet|
|Mixed Pulses||1 packet|
|Pearl barley||1 packet|
|Black eyed beans||1 packet|
|Coconut milk||1 can|
|Fruit juice||12 cartons|
|Oil (Cooking)||2 bottles|
|Cotton Wool||2 packs|
|Vitamin tablets||5 packs|
|Eye Drops||1 bottle|
|Chlophenamine (Anti-hisamine)||1 bottle|