Is there no end to the idiocy of our Tory government?
Apparently our supermarkets have run short of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The excuse is that imports from Spain and Morocco have been hit by frosty weather.
Challenged on the issue in Parliament, Environment Secretary Therese Coffey suggested that people could turn to British “specialisms” in the meantime – like turnips.
And now the supermarkets have run out of turnips.
Nice one, Therese!
(What a chucklehead.)
Apparently the shortage will last another two-to-four weeks. What will she be asking us to eat by the end of that time – the earth these vegetables were grown in?
Needless to say, there has been a bit of a response to this nincompoopery from the public.
I like this one very much because, of course, former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is undoubtedly inundated with turnips, tomatoes and who knows what else, what with having and tending an allotment:
Is allotment produce the new crypto currency?
Looks like @jeremycorbyn was right again.
— Wolfie. 💙🧡💚 (@Tpopularfront) February 23, 2023
Then there are the Brexit references:
The headlines which helped the Brexitshit Liars to “win” in 2016: they forgot to mention eating #Turnips instead of #Tomatoes as being the ”Cheaper Food”! 🤷♂️#BrexitDisaster #BrexitBenefits #BrexitFoodRationing #Brexit pic.twitter.com/iKmKpXXlqq
— John Clarke (@JohnClarke1960) February 24, 2023
This video clip expands on the theme (but beware of STRONG LANGUAGE):
His last point is what the Tories will probably spring on us as the answer:
Dig for Brexit! Jeremy Corbyn is right!
She’s the bloody turnip. Plenty of meat on her to go round though
She is obviously a fan of Baldrick from Blacksdder.
This tory criminal Cartel have a lot to answer for….
She has also repeated her comment that struggling families should work harder and work more hours, or retrain to get a better paid job. Does she think that she is still at the DWP?