Toilet paper manufacturer says UK supplies 'will not withstand' long-term effects of no-deal Brexit
Essity has warned UK consumers that warned that toilet paper stocks are “not unlimited”.
Essity, which manufactures the Velvet and Cushelle brands for the UK market, said it was developing “robust contingency plans” across its supply chain to cope with a no-deal Brexit, but warned that stocks were “not unlimited”.The company manufactures tissue in the UK and said it had built stocks of raw materials and spare parts to ensure supply in the event of short-term border delays.
It is also holding stocks of finished products that are imported or exported between the UK and European Union.The company’s comments follow Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards using a written question in Parliament to ask ministers for details on how long stocks of toilet paper will last in a no-deal scenario.
Cabinet Office minister Simon Hart said the UK Government is working to ensure the “best possible preparation” to support the flow of goods, a response Mr Edwards labelled as “farcical” given the lack of assurances.An Essity spokeswoman said: “As far as possible, Essity is developing robust contingency plans across the whole of our supply chain to mitigate any short-term risks following a ‘no deal’ or ‘hard’ exit of the EU.
“However, stocks are not unlimited, and some will not withstand long-term border delays outlined by the Government or in the event of consumer panic buying.”In Parliament, Edwards said in his written question: “To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how long supplies of toilet paper will last in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal?”
Hart replied: “The Government would prefer to leave the EU on 31 October with a deal. If this is not possible, we will have to leave with no deal.“In the event of no deal, the Government will prioritise the flow of goods at the border while continuing to take a risk-based approach to controls and checks on goods to minimise additional friction.”
He added: “We will continue to work to make sure we have the best possible preparation to support the flow of goods.”Edwards told the PA news agency: “This is the farcical level we have descended to – the British Government can no longer even guarantee we have the necessary supplies of toilet paper in a crash-out Brexit.
“It’s already said it’s willing to flush the economy down the toilet, but now we won’t have the paper to clean up after.“As much as this revelation lends itself to toilet humour, it shows the serious damage a no-deal Brexit would do, even to our most basic of supplies.”
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When going to visit we had to bring red lemonade and tayto, sausages and of course pounds of white pudding. A big bag of stuff. At least toilet rolls wont be as heavy 😂😂😂😂 tinymattresses The volume of shit is simply overwhelming. The UK toilet paper is pretty crap as it is anyway... What a load of shite 😋
A possible alternative? Just use your hands ffs Out means out! Just use old copies of The Guardian The sh1t will hit the fan... Project rear Learn from the Indians use a lota! A wonder there is no shortage now with all the shite they are spewing out in Westminster I new this brexit would have (T) issues. Lol! Dont be stupid, here are 100 different places to get toiletpaper across the world. Maybe a new manufacturer should show this one how to do business?
So the shit will literally hit the fan Oh crap Finally, a use for TheSun ! There's plenty of copies of the Daily Mail they can use Buy in bulk from Amazon!! I received a delivery today of 96 rolls of Andrex, delivered by UPS no less!! Shit just got real. Let's hope the controls to ease additional 'friction' are adequate.
Is that because the Tories are so full of shit? Couldn't make this shit up Won’t affect their parliament members considering how far their heads are up their arse Ah, Shit! Awww shite.....
Toilet paper manufacturer worried about supplies in the event of no-deal Brexit | JOE.ieToilet paper supplies might not be able to handle long-term border delays in the event of a no-deal Brexit , a manufacturer has said. Can use five pound notes instead probably be worth the same amount No, but they did put a pile of shite on the side of a bus!!
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