Wife brands husband ‘mad’ after he spends £600 on a no-deal Brexit preparation shop

A wife has branded her husband “mad” after he spent more than £650 stockpiling supplies for a no-deal Brexit. 

Juliet East shared a photo on Twitter of the massive supermarket haul, which includes 144 rolls of toilet paper and more than 50 tins of food. 

After looking at lists that suggested items to stockpile, her husband Tony Smollett put in an order with Tesco that totalled £658.29.

Ms East, who works in the hospitality industry, said she did not tell him how much to buy for the family of five and “couldn’t believe” the amount he ordered.

Juliet East’s husband spent more than £600 stockpiling supplies for a no-deal Brexit. (Juliet East/PA Wire)

“I didn’t think he was going to buy so much,” she said.

“He just went mad and bought lots of everything. He was laughing at the situation and said he doesn’t want anyone online to think he’s mad.”

Ms East, from Worcestershire, said she decided to stockpile certain items when they began planning for a no-deal scenario at her work.

She said: “It’s becoming increasingly apparent that no-one knows what is going on.

The receipt from Tesco. (Juliet East/PA Wire)

“Many of our favourite foods come in from overseas and we don’t want to run out of things if there’s a shortage of certain items.

“It’s the same way people fill their cars with petrol when there’s a shortage.”

The prospect of a no-deal Brexit increased on Monday after the Commons Speaker John Bercow ruled the Government could not bring Theresa May’s deal back for a third “meaningful vote” unless there were substantial changes.

The tweet, in which Ms East said she was “gently mocking” her 58-year-old husband, an IT director, attracted hundreds of comments and likes online.

She added the reaction on Twitter was not always positive, with other users giving her a “hard time” about the cost of the food and suggesting she was causing a sense of panic.

“We’re a family of five, we have big shopping lists,” she said.

“I’m the last person to try to create a panic. We’re just keeping all of the bases covered.”

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