Husband Returns From Tesco With £658 Of Shopping After Worrying About No-Deal Brexit

A woman was shocked to find her husband had spent more than £600 on a supermarket shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit - labelling him 'mad'.

Juliet East shared a photo of the mammoth supermarket haul on Twitter, which attracted hundred of likes and comments.

Her husband, Tony Smollett, had looked at lists suggesting items to stockpile, before placing an order with Tesco that totaled £658.29.

The shop included 144 rolls of toilet paper and more than 50 tins of food... along with big haul of wine, by the looks of things. I like Tony's thinking.

Juliet, who works in the hospitality industry, said that, while the family of five often has 'big shopping lists', she hadn't told him how much to buy from the supermarket.

When the loaded bags arrived, she 'couldn't believe' how much he had ordered.

Got enough bog roll? Credit: PA
Got enough bog roll? Credit: PA

"I didn't think he was going to buy so much," she said.

"He just went mad and bought lots of everything. He was laughing at the situation and said he doesn't want anyone online to think he's mad."

Juliet explained she had decided to stockpile certain items when they began planning at work for a no-deal Brexit scenario - the likelihood of which increased on Monday after <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW216539915 BCX0" ">Commons Speaker John Bercow ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May could not bring back her deal for a third 'meaningful vote' unless there were substantial changes to it.

Juliet said: "It's becoming increasingly apparent that no-one knows what is going on.

"Many of our favourite foods come in from overseas and we don't want to run out of things if there's a shortage of certain items.

"It's the same way people fill their cars with petrol when there's a shortage."

How does that explain the bog roll?!

The massive Tesco haul. Credit: PA
The massive Tesco haul. Credit: PA

Juliet had tweeted about her husband's surprisingly large haul, but said she was just 'gently mocking' her 58-year-old husband, an IT consultant.

She added the reaction on social media hadn't always been positive, with some users giving her a 'hard time' about the cost of the food and suggesting she was causing a sense of panic.

"We're a family of five, we have big shopping lists," she said.

"I'm the last person to try to create a panic. We're just keeping all of the bases covered."

Look, any shopping trips that include that much wine (and cider; I see you lurking there in the back of the photo) I'm fully on board with.

You do you, Tony.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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