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20 MAR

Wife’s shock at husband’s £660 shopping after he panicked about Brexit

by Metro

A woman has called her husband mad after he spent more than £600 on a shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

Juliet East took to Twitter to share a picture of the supermarket haul, which includes 144 rolls of toilet paper and more than 50 tins of food.

After looking at lists suggesting items to stockpile, her husband Tony Smollett put in an order with Tesco that totalled £658.29.

Undated handout photo issued by Juliet East of food stock piled in her kitchen in Worcestershire, she called her husband ???mad??? after he spent more than ??600 on a shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 19, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Stockpile. Photo credit should read: Juliet East/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
He bought 144 rolls of toilet paper, at least 14 bottles of wine and 50 tins of food (Picture: PA)

Ms East, who works in the hospitality industry, said she did not tell him how much to buy for the family of five and couldnt believe the amount he ordered.

I didnt think he was going to buy so much, she said.

He just went mad and bought lots of everything. He was laughing at the situation and said he doesnt want anyone online to think hes mad.

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Ms East, from Worcestershire, said she decided to stockpile certain items when they began planning for a no-deal scenario at her work.

She said: Its becoming increasingly apparent that no-one knows what is going on.

Many of our favourite foods come in from overseas and we dont want to run out of things if theres a shortage of certain items.

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Undated handout photo issued by Juliet East of food stock piled in her kitchen in Worcestershire, she called her husband ???mad??? after he spent more than ??600 on a shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 19, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Stockpile. Photo credit should read: Juliet East/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
His wife said she thinks hes going mad (Picture: PA)

Its the same way people fill their cars with petrol when theres a shortage.

The prospect of a no-deal Brexit increased on Monday after the Commons Speaker John Bercow ruled the Government could not bring Theresa Mays 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.

Were a family of five, we have big shopping lists, she said.

Im the last person to try to create a panic. Were just keeping all of the bases covered.

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