Let them eat turnips, says Coffey – and the supermarkets promptly run out of them

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:

Then there are the Brexit references:

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!


  1. gillyflowerblog February 24, 2023 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    She’s the bloody turnip. Plenty of meat on her to go round though

  2. George+Wilson February 24, 2023 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    She is obviously a fan of Baldrick from Blacksdder.

  3. flttymartyn February 24, 2023 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    This tory criminal Cartel have a lot to answer for….

  4. John Costello February 25, 2023 at 9:29 am - Reply

    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?

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