Twinings and Primark owner warns of ‘terrible consequences’ of a no-deal Brexit
Associated British Foods, which owns brands including Kingsmill, Ryvita and Twinings, as well as Primark, has warned a no-deal Brexit will lead to “severe disruption” and food shortages.
The company’s finance director John Bason says it’s unbelievable that leaving the European Union without a deal in place is still an option as it will result in the “real possibility of food shortages” and “terrible consequences”.
Talking to Bloomberg, he said: “A Brexit where there is no agreement would be very disruptive and people need to understand that and the effect it would have on food.”
Bason has upped his warning since last month when he said a no-deal Brexit would be reckless.
Karren Brady called to face MPs amid Philip Green harassment allegations
Baroness Karren Brady has been called to appear in front of MPs as part of a parliamentary inquiry into the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to silence sexual harassment complainants.
According to the Daily Mirror, Women and Equalities Committee chair Maria Miller MP has written to both Brady and Arcadia boss Philip Green requesting their attendance as part of the inquiry.