Brexit has forced supermarkets to ration fruit and vegetables, a former supermarket CEO has warned.
Speaking to LBC, Justin King – former Chief Executive at Sainsbury – said: “I hate to say it, but it’s a sector that’s been hurt horribly by Brexit”.
The comments follow Liz Webster, Chair of ‘Save British Farming’, who stated:
“The reason that we have food shortages in Britain … is because of Brexit”.
Commenting, the SNP’s Environment, Farming, Agriculture and Rural Affairs spokesperson, Patricia Gibson MP, said:
“With each passing day, the damage of the Tories’ Brexit Britain obsession continues to hit.
“Currently, supermarkets across the four nations are being forced to ration fruit and vegetables – and Brexit is at the root of much of it.
“Regardless of what the Tories and pro-Brexit Labour say, there is only one way to fix this: re-joining the European Union and Single Market.
“That is why there can be no doubt the only way to protect Scotland from the long-term damage of Brexit is to become an independent country.”