Wife Mocks Husband for Spending Over $700 on Brexit Scare

Published March 20th, 2019 - 12:09 GMT
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A frustrated wife has mocked her husband online after he spent more than £600 ($796) on a food shop in preparation of a possible no-deal Brexit.

Juliet East, of Worcestershire, took to Twitter to share a picture of her partner Tony Smollett's Tesco haul for their family of five, which included 144 rolls of toilet paper and more than 50 tins of food, costing £658.29 in total.

Ms East, who works in the hospitality industry, decided to stockpile certain items once her employers started planning for the no-deal scenario, but added that she 'couldn't believe' the amount her partner had ordered.  

 

She said: 'It's becoming increasingly apparent that no-one knows what is going on. Many of our favourite foods come in from overseas and we don't want to run out of things if there's a shortage of certain items.

'It's the same way people fill their cars with petrol when there's a shortage.' 

But still, the wife was shocked when she saw her husband's order, explaining: 'I didn't think he was going to buy so much.'

'He just went mad and bought lots of everything. He was laughing at the situation and said he doesn't want anyone online to think he's mad.' 

The prospect of a no-deal Brexit increased on Monday after the Commons Speaker John Bercow ruled the Government could not bring Theresa May's deal back for a third 'meaningful vote' unless there were substantial changes.

The tweet, in which Ms East said she was 'gently mocking' her 58-year-old husband, an IT director, attracted hundreds of comments and likes online.

She added the reaction on Twitter was not always positive, with other users giving her a 'hard time' about the cost of the food and suggesting she was causing a sense of panic.

'We're a family of five, we have big shopping lists,' she said. 'I'm the last person to try to create a panic. We're just keeping all of the bases covered.' 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.     


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