Toilet paper manufacturer worried about supplies in the event of no-deal Brexit 1 week ago

Toilet paper manufacturer worried about supplies in the event of no-deal Brexit

"They didn't stick toilet paper shortages on the side of a bus."

Toilet paper supplies might not be able to handle long-term border delays in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a manufacturer has said.

Essity, the manufacturer behind the Velvet and Cushelle, has said that "stocks are not unlimited", and that they may not withstand long-term border delays.

It comes after Welsh MP Jonathan Edwards officially asked other Members of Parliament to ask ministers for details on how long stocks of toilet paper will last in a no-deal scenario.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Edwards said: "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."

He also tweeted: "They didn't stick toilet paper shortages on the side of a bus."

According to RTÉ, a spokeswoman for Essity has warned of what could happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

She 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."

Shit.