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Cornwall couple stockpile food essentials in case of no deal Brexit

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 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 

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.

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 

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 

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) 

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

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 

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 

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: 

Nevine and Richard Mann’s no deal Brexit supply cupboard 
Pasta 8 packets
Tinned peaches 1 can 
Tinned apples 3 cans 
Pears 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 
Chickpeas 10 cans 
Tuna 32 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 
Lentils 2 cans 
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 
Spaghetti 3 packs 
Couscous 6 packs 
Quinoa 4 packs 
Rice 9 packs 
Coffee 6 packs 
Vegetable stock  24 cubes 
Chicken stock 24 cubes 
Beef stock 18 cubes 
White wine stock 4 cubes 
Red wine stock 4 cubes 
Bovril 1 jar 
Marmite 5 jars
Tomato Puree 4 tubes 
Worcestershire sauce 1 bottle
Salt 2 packets 
Peppercorns 1 packet
Casserole mix 2 packets
Mayonnaise 2 bottles
Ketchup 1 bottle
Ovaltine 5 jars 
Sugar 11 bags 
Milk Powder 2 packets
Honey 5 jars
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 
Oats 5 packets
Passata 8 boxes 
Coconut milk 1 can 
Yoghurt 16 pots
Sweetcorn 12 cans 
Fruit juice 12 cartons 
Oil (Cooking) 2 bottles
Olives 1 jar
Flour  3 bags 
Fire lighters 16 
Vaseline 2 jars 
Cotton Wool 2 packs
Soap 4 packs
Batteries  6 packs
Toothbrush 2
Toothpaste  6 tubes 
Vitamin tablets 5 packs
Sudocrem 1 pot
Sumatriptan 6 packets
Cocodamol 30 tablets
Keppra 90 tablets
Aspirin 112 tablets
Buscopan 96 tablets 
Colofac 100 tablets 
Fexofenadine 60 tablets 
Chlorphenamine 25 tablets
Eye Drops 1 bottle
Magnesium tablets 300
Starflower 120 
Paracetamol 382 tablets 
Ibuprofen 48 tablets 
Antihistamine 30 tablets
Chlophenamine (Anti-hisamine) 1 bottle
Yeast 8 packets 

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