Yorkshire. Not Death Valley. Yes Yorkshire.

There was a time when Yorkshire wasn’t so dry 😂😂😂😂😂

There was also a time when shopping was easy. No social distancing, no masks and no empty shelves…..

A number of people at work have been talking about the supermarkets here having far too many empty shelves. Many out of stock items.

For a few weeks after the pandemic first started our shops did suffer from panic buying. Shelves stripped in the madness. Remember the toilet paper mayhem. But then it calmed down. Until now.

This time can I mention that dreaded word here – Brexit. Mountains of crazy new regulations, logistic lines intentionally broken and shortages of key workers now not welcome here by our Government. A number of supermarkets are struggling to get supplies in. Suppliers are struggling so they are having to focus just on a few item lines and drop others. Hence empty shop shelves.

So how did my shopping order go today.

No fresh veg apart from potatoes – out of stock

Apart from apples no fresh fruit – out of stock

No ready meals – out of stock

No soft drinks – out of stock

No fresh fish – out of stock

No fresh pasta out of stock

No gluten free items – out of stock

Even the tinned and frozen items were frequently substituted with ‘similar’ items. Don’t get me wrong we won’t struggle to eat. Just need to go more processed. I will have to have a very unvaried gluten free diet for the week. Hawklad will live off sausages – no hardship there 😂.

But really is this what the 26.5% of the population who voted to leave the EU really hoped for. If it wasn’t then I’m afraid you we’re conned.

39 thoughts on “Conned

  1. I just…I have no idea what’s going on in the UK right now. Even when you don’t think about the transphobia, that I prattle on about. There are so many issues right now. Brexit, COVID. Even when they make a deal with another country, like mine, Australia. It’s not at the UK’s benefit. And yet, the UK Government want to keep acting like somehow the UK was cut off before? My brain cannot wrap around it, lol.

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    1. I’ve spent the last 5 years living in disbelief. Brexit, Trump, Covid… how can this possibly be reality. We have to wake up at some point, surely, and see the damage? Not to mention the climate disaster. I do worry for our kids.

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      1. And have you seen that song? The song they want kids to sing in school, and from the organisation they keep pushing the song from? It’s almost like they’re trying to turn British Youth into a new Hitler’s Youth or something!

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  2. That stinks. We have not had that issue here since the pandemic first started. I hope the details in distribution work themselves out so you can get the products soon!

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  3. It is all so exhausting. That awful Andrea Leadsom (Loathsome we call her) was on the radio boasting about the Australia deal, saying that now uk citizens can go and live and work in Australia for three years. Oh whoopy doo! Before Brexit, uk citizens had complete free movement in 27 European countries. What a con. We have been robbed.

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  4. Wait… you mean the UK is an island, cut off from everyone?? You have to import things? 🤦🏼‍♀️🙄🤦🏼‍♀️🙄🤦🏼‍♀️
    I still don’t understand Brexit, but I don’t understand the Cult Of Trump either.
    Alternate reality stuff. Very scary actually!

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