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Flipping Terrible Brexit Pancake Fillings Rises

PancakeA hard Brexit could mean hard luck for pancake lovers, warned Euro MP Alex Mayer this Shrove Tuesday.

Whether you are a traditionalist who likes a squeeze of lemon, if you spread on the Nutella or even if you prefer the savoury route with lashings of cheese, the prices of your favourite pancake fillings could soar, through additional import tariffs.

If Britain leaves the European Union with no deal then the country would have to fall back on World Trade Organisation rules, for all EU-UK trade meaning steep tariffs applied to food imported from the continent.

There will be nothing sweet about the tariff on sugar, jam and confectionery rising from zero to 10.6%, the fruit tariff for lemons could leave a sour taste at 10.6% and shoppers are bound to be cheesed off with the whopping 46% on cheese.

Around a quarter of all food sold by major UK retailers is imported, with four-fifths of it coming from the EU.

Ms Mayer said: “These Brexit pancake filling rises are flipping terrible. It is becoming clearer and clearer a Tory hard Brexit will leave shoppers feeling the pinch and our nation weaker and more isolated.”

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