This could be a big one. This could be the battle which finally decides the future of the United Kingdom, and their relationship with Europe. After all the lies and the propaganda of the Brexit campaign – on both sides – something has happened which could be a turning point.
Apparently the major British supermarket chain Tesco has removed Marmite from its shelves, citing the falling value of the pound on international exchanges. For those of you who don’t know: Marmite is a breakfast spread for toast – also used in soup and other dishes as a spice – beloved of many British people. It is made from the waste produced by brewers and was invented by a German. It is made in Burton-on-Trent exclusively from British products.
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Now, that last small fact should cause anyone with any commonsense whatsoever to pause and ask what this all has to do with Europe. The supermarket has claimed they are dropping it because the value of the pound is dropping, but, in the United Kingdom, the value of the pound is stable. It is only the rest of the world which thinks it is worthless – well, almost.
In fact it has absolutely nothing to do with Europe whatsoever. Tesco is clearly trying to force Unilever – who took over the Marmite company some time ago – to make a special deal with them by disseminating false information. They are clearly trying to get a better buy-in price for the product, which is expensive by any standards anyway, and increase their profits. Whether they would pass any savings on to the public is another matter entirely.
Fortunately there are other supermarkets in the UK aside from Tesco, so Marmite stocks are unlikely to run out completely in most households. But it has sparked an interesting debate along the lines of: first they came for my health service, then for my student places, my travel and my local Indian restaurant and I dis nothing. Now they are coming for my Marmite, and the battle is on.
- Viktoria Michaelis.