Brexit – Shoppers ‘in the dark’ about Brexit effect

UK shoppers are “completely in the dark” about the effect Brexit will have on their weekly shop, a former Sainsbury’s boss has told BBC Panorama.

Justin King, who ran the supermarket for a decade, said the “last thing” any current supermarket boss would reveal was their intention to put up prices.

But he added it was “very clear” shoppers would face “higher prices, less choice and poorer quality”.

The main supermarkets declined to speak to BBC Panorama.

Mr King, who ran Sainsbury’s until 2014, said: “Brexit, almost in whatever version it is, will introduce barriers.

“That makes it less efficient which means all three of those benefits – prices, quality and choice – go backwards.”

Says it all in a few words, so did the slim 52% majority of those who voted in the EU Referendum really want this consequence?

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting