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British Chocolate

A brilliant selection of all your favourite chocolates imported from the UK and Ireland. 

Selection includes Nestle After Eights, Black Magic, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Buttons, Wispa, Lion Bar, Toffee Crisp, Double Decker, Yorkie, Galaxy Minstrels, Caramac, Walnut Whips and Bendicks Bittermints.  Ahh so many luscious chocolates to choose from! 

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Minis are a bitesize segments of the ever popular Terrys Milk Chocolate Ora..

$7.90 $3.95

Nestle After Eight Mints Carton – 300g Nestle After Eight Mints are a classic British chocolate ..

$14.50

For the Connoisseur! The original, most famous Bendicks mint since 1931 is Bendicks Bittermints.

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$21.50

Cadbury Bournville is a classic dark chocolate bar that was launched over 100 years ago in England. ..

$3.50

Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons – 5 Pack – Treatsize 5x14g bags Cadbury’s delicous dairy milk buttons ..

$5.90

UK – Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Chocolate – 120g Block Delicious creamy Cadbury milk chocolate wi..

$7.90

CADBURY CHOMP BAR – 20G Cadbury Chomp is a delicious treatsize bar of caramel wrapped in Cadbury . .

$2.00

UK Cadbury Curly Wurly – 5 Bar – Multi-Pack A Cadbury Curly Wurly is a classic chewy caramel ladd..

$6.90

Plain Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Chocolate in a 95g block. Made with a glass and a half of milk to give..

$6.90

UK Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate in a HUGE 360g block…. so big you could even share it!! Importe..

$16.90

Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Giant Buttons – Pouch Pack. The deliciously new Cadbury dairy milk choc..

$7.90

UK Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate – the luscious taste of a plain British milk chocolate bar. We al..

$3.00

CADBURY DOUBLE DECKER MULTIPACK – 4 BARS PER PACK Cadbury Double Decker chocolate is a crispy cer..

$7.90

These Cadbury Dairy Milk Giant Buttons are made by Cadbury UK. This pouch pack of delicious Cadbu..

$7.90 $6.90

Cadbury Giant Chocolate Buttons are larger sized chocolate buttons in a smooth and creamy milk choco.

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$3.50

UK CADBURY JINGLY BELLS HAZELNUT CREME CHOCOLATES Individually wrapped Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnu..

$5.90

Cadbury Milk Tray Box – Imported from the UK. This box contains a layer of UK Cadbury milk chocol..

$14.50

Cadbury Starbar is a delicious milk chocolate bar shot through with peanut and chewy caram..

$3.00

UK Cadbury Wispa – Multipack Contains 4 individually wrapped Wispa chocolate bars – 4 x 25. 5g. ..

$6.90

Cadbury Wispa Chocolate Bar “Some things are best left in the 80’s but others are not!”.  Th..

$3.00

Daim Bar Multipack contains 3 individually wrapped 28g bars. Daim bars are a thin crunchy caramel..

$6.90

Fry’s Chocolate Cream bar is a deliciously rich dark chocolate with a smooth fondant centre. The ..

$3.00

Fry’s Chocolate Cream Bars – Multipack contains 3x49g Bars. Fry’s Chocolate Cream bar is a delici..

$7.90

Fry’s Orange Cream Chocolate Bars – Multi Pack contains 3 x 49g Bars Fry’s Orange Cream Chocolate..

$7.90

Fry’s Peppermint Cream Chocolate – 3 Pack A Frys Peppermint Cream is a rich dark chocolate with a..

$7.90

Galaxy Caramel Chocolate Bar is Galaxy’s classic milk chocolate with a soft caramel filling. If y..

$3.00

Galaxy Chocolate Bar:  A smooth and creamy plain milk chocolate bar.   The plain mil..

$3.00

Galaxy Milk Chocolate Mega Gift Bar  A ridiculously big block of deliciously smooth Galaxy m..

$16.90

GALAXY MINSTRELS CHOCOLATE POUCH PACK – SHARING BAG Mars Galaxy Minstrels are bite size pieces of..

$9.90

GALAXY MINSTRELS 3 PACK – MULTI PACKS Galaxy Minstrels Multi pack contains 3 full size 42g bags o..

$7.90

Galaxy Ripple – Multi Bar – 3 Pack Galaxy Ripple is a smooth and creamy chocolate with an inner r.

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$7.90

Galaxy Smooth Orange Chocolate – 110g Block Smooth and creamy Galaxy chocolate with intense Orang..

$7.90

Nestle Caramac Bar – an oldie but a goodie! Nestle’s Caramac is a smooth, sweet and creamy carame..

$3.00

Nestle Lion Bars were first launched in 1976 and are popular in the UK and throughout Europe.  ..

$3.00

Nestle Quality Street Chocolates Tin – Large 900g Tin This large Quality Street Tin contains an a. .

$45.00

Nestle Rolo Multi – 4 x Tubes Nestle Rolos are cone shaped, creamy milk chocolate cups, filled wi..

$7.90

Nestle Walnut Whip – 6 Pack The ever popular Walnut Whip is available in a Christmas Gift Box and..

$15.50

A Yorkie chocolate bar, is a solid crunchy milk chocolate bar. Originally advertised and marketed..

$3.00

Nestle Quality Street Matchmakers in Cool Mint Matchmakers are long, thin chocolate sticks which . .

$6.90

Nestle Quality Street Matchmakers in Zingy Orange Matchmakers are long, thin chocolate sticks, fu..

$6.90

British expats can now buy Marks & Spencer foods in Australia

British expats are frothing after a UK grocery brand announced it was now selling some of its cult items Down Under, sparking a frenzy.

British retail giant Marks & Spencer’s has announced Australians are now able to purchase over 800 of its luxury food products after partnering with a global delivery platform.

British Corner Shop is an online grocery store that ships thousands of quintessentially British food items to expats around the world.

It recently partnered with M&S to ship more than 800 of Marks & Spencer’s “nostalgic” cupboard staples to Australia after experiencing a huge surge in demand as a result of the pandemic.

Since launching on August 17, M&S sales figures show Australian purchases have favoured on the sweet side, with cult lollies “Percy Pigs” being named the “top seller”.

Other iconic items such as Walnut Whips, Extremely Chocolatey Orange Rounds and Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes have also proved popular among expats getting their fix of home delivered Down Under.

Data from British Corner Shop shows orders to Australia have increased by 65 per cent since M&S products became available on the site.

But customers will need to take postage costs into consideration, with an order weighting up to 10kg coming in at £25.99, which roughly converts to $49.

Maths isn’t my strong point, but according to my calculations you can get approximately 58 170g bags of Percy Pigs in a single 10kg order.

Expats in Australia – many of which are in lockdown in NSW and Victoria – clearly aren’t too put off by the postage fee, sharing photos of their “hauls” on social media.

“These are the best lollies,” one wrote, alongside a photo of a bag of Percy Pigs.

“Can’t go to the UK, but at least it can come to us,” another said.

“May have gone slightly overboard,” wrote another.

Marks & Spencer, known as M&S by the Brits, has been in the UK for 137 years and is a known and loved brand.

It has been operating online in Australia since 2016, with customers able to order clothing and homewares directly, including the brand’s famous underwear, known for being the most purchased undies in the UK.

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From Tim Tams to Cherry Ripes and lamingtons, Australia has a fantastic range of sweet treats. But for British expats it seems Australian sweets just can’t match a classic Percy Pig.

Marks & Spencer first started shipping some of its classic products to Australia when it partnered with British Corner Shop in August.

British Corner Shop is an online grocery store that sells thousands of British classics to expats around the globe.

The “nostalgic” classics sold by Marks & Spencer on the site include Percy Pig sweets and Luxury Gold teabags.

Walnut Whips, Extremely Chocolatey Orange Rounds and Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes are other favourites on offer.

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British people living in Australia have been sharing their excitement on social media with photos of their British hauls.

One posted: “Can’t go to the UK, but at least it can come to us” while another said: “May have gone slightly overboard”.

Another posted on Instagram: “These are the best lollies” with a photo of a bag of Percy Pigs. In Australia lollies is the word for sweets in British English.

Data released from British Corner Shop showed that sales to Australia had increased by 65 percent since M&S joined the site.

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Unsurprisingly, Percy Pigs quickly became a top seller with British expats eager to get their hands on the sweet.

Instagrammer thisisbex posted: “PSA for my fellow British expats in Australia. You can now get Percy pigs and other Marks & Spencer goodies via the British Corner Shop.”

Percy doesn’t come cheap for British expats with postage of a 10kg box costing £25.99 to Australia.

But thisisbex assured others she thought the cost was worth it. She said: “If my dodgy maths is correct, that’s about 58 bags of the iconic Percy Pigs (they’re 170grams each). Totes worth it!”

Percy’s companion Colin the Caterpillar sweets are also available on the site with veggie options.

Percy Pig first appeared in British stores in 1992 and is flavoured with raspberries, strawberries, cherry and grape.

The sweet quickly became a British favourite and even has an appreciation group on Facebook with over 200,000 members.

British expats in Australia have been able to order M&S clothing and homeware directly since 2016.

British Corner Shop also offers Britons abroad various hampers and kits of British classics to enjoy.

The Basic Care Package includes two tins of Heinz baked beans, Yorkshire tea, super noodles and McVities digestives.

Weetabix, Robinsons orange squash, Cadbury’s dairy milk, Warburtons crumpets and Bisto also come in the hamper.

Sweet tooth options include an afternoon tea hamper with Kipling jam tarts, PG Tips and a jam.

UK trade minister brands Australian climate storm ‘fake news’ – POLITICO

LONDON — U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said reports Britain dropped demands on Australia to sign up to climate targets were “fake news.”

Truss said Australia had “committed for the first time in any trade agreement a clause on climate change.”

It was reported last week that ministers agreed to drop binding temperature targets in the Paris climate change deal from the trade pact between Britain and Australia.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the reports when speaking to journalists. He said it “wasn’t a climate agreement, it was a trade agreement” — despite the insistence from Britain that the deal has numerous climate safeguards.

But Truss argued in response to a question from POLITICO: “Australia has committed for the first time in any trade agreement a clause on climate change. Both parties have reaffirmed their commitment to Paris which is what we agreed at [agreement in principle] and what will be in the final deal. So the stuff you’re repeating is simply fake news about that.”

Truss also said a deal with India will be a full-blown free trade agreement, despite numerous people in the Department for International Trade admitting it will amount to only a series of mini-deals.

And on claims the U.K. has been slow to finish new trade deals and too desperate to get them over the line, she quipped: “We’re a bit like Goldilocks, we’re doing it just at the right speed to secure the full U.K. interest.”

However, she refused to confirm whether she hoped to finish a deal with the U. S. ahead of the next U.K. general election set for 2024. Talks with Washington went cold after Joe Biden was elected president in 2020. “The U.K. is absolutely ready to negotiate when the U.S. are,” Truss said.

In a speech in Westminster, Truss suggested the U.K. should face down concerns about low-standard product imports in order to strike agreements with other nations, as she called on Britain to move from “defense to offense” in its post-Brexit trade approach.

“There are some people here in Britain who said if goods are not produced exactly according to the way they are produced in Britain we shouldn’t be importing them,” she said. “But we’ve got to look at the logical results of those types of attitudes … it would mean British consumers paying higher prices in shops.”

“Now is the time we need to dump the baggage of the previous debates and look forward to the future of trade rather than the past,” she said as she trained her sights on greater trade with Asia, including with India and the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

British Gift Box – Gifts To Australia

Looking to send a gift to Australia for family, friends or business associates? Look no further! What can be more thoughtful than sending them a small taste of home if they are a Brit in Australia or a lover of all things British? Our fun British themed Gift Boxes containing iconic snacks, foods and souvenirs to make anyone smile. Simply choose the Gift Box you want below and your preferred shipping option and we’ll take care of the rest.

Which Gift Boxes Make Good Gifts To Australia?

All our Gift Boxes are suitable for sending to Australia. The only real consideration is that parts of Australia can get very hot in summer (December through to February in the southern hemisphere), so we would generally advise against sending Gift Boxes with a high chocolate component like the Chocoholics Anonymous box at that time of year to avoid the contents arriving in a poor condition. Our boxes have no means of temperature control. If in doubt, choose one of the many other Gift Boxes like Pub Snax, Sweet Memories or Oh Crumbs as they are less susceptible to high temperatures.

 

Buying For Yourself In Australia

If you are living, working or studying in Australia and crave a decent cuppa with a Hobnob, a bar of Cadbury chocolate or some Marmite to spread on your toast, a British Gift Box may be just up your street! Of course you may already have ways of getting your fix of British goodies online or locally. But try British Gift Box for a fun and convenient treat delivered to your door directly from the UK. Every box will tantalise your taste buds, stir the heart and evoke fond memories of home. You can even subscribe for a regular delivery of your favourite boxes…a popular choice for many expats.

 

Corporate Gifts To Australia For Clients & Staff

If you are a British company operating in Australia and you occasionally need corporate gifts to commemorate an event, thank clients or recognise staff, our Gift Boxes make charming and quaintly British gifts that your clients and teams are sure to love! If you are planning to send corporate gifts to Australia, please do give us a call for any advice. Call us on 0118 380 0209 or email us on [email protected] with your requirements.

 

Shipping To Australia

Sending gifts to Australia with British Gift Box is generally straightforward with very few recorded problems. We take great care to arrange the appropriate shipping and complete all export/customs paperwork before your order is dispatched. Your present to Australia is normally delivered within 4-7 working days, dependent on the shipping option chosen.

As an island nation, Australia is strict about what goods it lets into the country. Food items are allowed in as long as they are non-perishable, ambient and sealed in manufacturers’ packaging. So chocolate, sweets, biscuits, crisps, snacks and all the other goodies that go into our Gift Boxes are fine to send, although customs will occasionally inspect a parcel to check its contents.

Australia has a relatively generous import tax threshold set at AUD1000 (about £540 at current exchange rates). For shipments below this amount, no import duty or tax will be charged by customs. That means your recipient won’t get a nasty surprise of a duty/tax demand to go with the gift on delivery! Larger corporate gift orders over the threshold amount are not exempt and will be charged as appropriate by customs on entry to the country.

For more information on shipping to Australia and elsewhere, see the International Shipping page.

Australia, Britain reach free trade deal to cut many tariffs

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Australia announced the broad outlines of a free trade deal Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand links around the world following its exit from the European Union.

The pact is expected to boost exports of traditional British products such as Scotch whisky, while boosting imports of lamb and wine from Australia. Crucially for Britain, it will also reduce barriers to trade in financial and other services. The U.K. hopes the deal will help it join the trans-Pacific trade partnership, which would open the door to increased trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

It is the first trade deal Britain has negotiated from scratch since it left the EU. Earlier deals with countries including Japan and Canada were built on existing agreements struck by the EU.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared outside his Downing Street office with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Tuesday, to highlight the benefits each country would receive from the deal and stress the long ties between the two nations.

“This is an ambitious free trade agreement,″ Morrison told reporters. “This is not a standard cookie-cutter agreement. This is an agreement with great ambition for both countries.″

While both leaders were effusive in praising the benefits of the deal, details were limited. The U.K. said a final agreement in principle would be published “in the coming days.”

Australia is the U. K.’s 14th largest trading partner, accounting for 13.9 billion pounds ($19.5 billion) of exports and imports last year, according to British government statistics. The relationship is even more important to Australia, which counts Britain as its 5th largest trading partner.

Australian farmers may be one of the big beneficiaries of the deal as agricultural goods account for about 14% of the country’s total exports. That has raised concern among British farmers, who fear they won’t be able to compete with cheap imports from Australia, which has different rules on animal welfare and environmental protection than the U.K.

U.K. farm groups reacted with caution, saying they were waiting to see the details of the agreement.

“The ultimate test of this trade deal will be whether it contributes to moving farming across the world onto a more sustainable footing, or whether it instead undermines U.K. farming and merely exports the environmental and animal welfare impact of the food we eat,” National Farmers Union President Minette Batters said in a statement.

Johnson defended the deal, saying tariff-free agricultural imports would be capped for 15 years to protect U.K. farmers. The government also said it would seek to increase agricultural exports to Asia and the Pacific.

“I want everybody to understand that this is a sensitive sector for both sides and we’ve got a deal that runs over 15 years and contains the strongest possible provisions for animal welfare,″ Johnson said. “But I think it is a good deal, and I think it’s one that will benefit British farmers and British consumers as well.″

Former Australian trade negotiator Dmitry Grozoubinski, who now runs the Geneva-based consultancy ExplainTrade, said the significance of the deal may be in the benchmark it sets for the future.

British farmers “should probably be far more concerned about what comes next in terms of what kind of precedent it sets for future trade deals than Australia specifically,″ he told the BBC.

Johnson’s government has been focused on negotiating free trade deals around the world in an effort to boost economic growth following Brexit. The biggest prize would be the United States, which also has a large export-focused agricultural industry.

While the debate over agricultural products has garnered most of the attention during negotiations over the free-trade deal, the provisions governing professional services may have a bigger impact on the British economy.

Australia imported 5.4 billion pounds worth of services from the U.K. last year, making it the 10th largest market for Britain’s service industry. Services account for about 80% of the U.K. economy.

“It is encouraging to see services recognized in the (Free Trade Agreement,) and going forward we are confident there will be continued momentum to strengthen ties in financial and professional services specifically,” said Catherine McGuinness, policy chair for the City of London Corp., which represents the U.K. financial services industry.

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McGuirk reported from Canberra, Australia.

Britain Signs Major Trade Deal With Australia, Its First After Brexit

About half of Britain’s trade is with the European Union, and the drop in trade could never be compensated for by joining, say, the Asian trading pact, Mr. Gasiorek said. “It’s clearly much more important to sort out our trading relations with the E.U. and to think closely about that relationship, but that’s not what the priority of this government is,” he said.

The Australian deal is important because it will set the standard for how much Parliament will be able to alter trade deals, said Sally Jones, a trade expert at EY. Even though the deal will have only a small economic impact, its provisions on digital trade, or sustainability, could have significant influence, she said.

Britain has spent the past week brandishing its credentials as a leader on climate change as the host of the Group of 7 meetings, and some industry leaders have raised concern that a trade deal with a country on the other side of the world would have insufficient climate-change protections.

In Australia, the deal has been welcomed by the meat and wine industries, two of the industries expected to gain the most from the agreement.

“It is just the tonic the Australian wine sector has needed as it moves quickly to reposition itself after the market into China was closed by the imposition of prohibitive tariffs,” said Tony Battaglene, the chief executive of Australian Grape and Wine, the country’s national association for wine producers.

“This is a great opportunity for the Australian red meat industry,” said Patrick Hutchinson, the chief executive of the Australian Meat Industry Council.

But there are concerns about the removal of a longtime provision that allows young British travelers to extend their visa for a year by working three months on a farm. The Australian horticulture sector has been struggling to find fruit and vegetable pickers after the backpackers that made up a significant part of its work force were shut out of the country because of Australia’s pandemic border closures.

Yan Zhuang contributed reporting from Melbourne, Australia.

90,000 Whiskey in exchange for wine. Britain negotiated free trade with Australia

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The UK and Australia have agreed on the terms of a free trade agreement. This is the first such document that London began to develop from scratch: all previous trade agreements concluded by the UK after Brexit were the prolongation of transactions within the EU.

London announced that a treaty negotiated by the two prime ministers Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison will reduce the cost of exporting popular British goods to Australia such as cars, Scotch whiskey, biscuits and ceramics.

At the same time, some British farmers fear that after the agreement, cheap and not always high quality Australian agricultural products will begin to flow to the UK. In Australia, farmers are allowed to use phytohormones, pesticides and feed additives banned in Britain. The British Farmers’ Union also argues that the cost of producing beef in this country is lower than in Britain, and the interests of British farmers may be hurt.

Experts consider the signing of the agreement with Australia as an important step for Britain on the way to a multilateral trade deal in the Asia-Pacific region.

After the UK left the EU, the country has already signed 66 trade agreements with different countries of the world, but almost all of them have become an automatic extension of transactions concluded within the EU, which means that the principles of mutual trade have essentially not changed. The only agreement that provided some new terms was the treaty with Japan, concluded by Britain in October 2020.

The agreement with Australia is expected to give Australian and UK companies access to the markets of both countries.First of all, it will affect the agricultural sector and food producers. Perhaps this was the reason for the dinner menu of the two Prime Ministers on Downing Street: Welsh lamb, Scottish salmon and Australian wine.

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Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson during negotiations in Cornwall

In 2019-20, the volume of mutual trade between Australia and the UK amounted to 20.1 billion pounds sterling (about 28.3 billion US dollars).From Australia to the UK, the most sold metal, wine and mechanical equipment, the British supplied the Australians mainly with cars, medicines and alcoholic beverages.

Meat makes up a very small share of the total trade between the two countries – only 0. 15% of Australian beef goes to Britain. About 14% of the lamb on British shelves is from Australia.

Analysis: What is London ready to go for?

Shaima Khalil, correspondent BBC in Australia

The leaders of the two countries met for dinner, and the British-Australian trade agreement was almost a reality.Both prime ministers can now say they have struck a landmark first deal since Brexit.

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Britain buys significant quantities of Australian lamb

Australian farmers have essentially had no access to British markets over the past 50 years: through the restrictions, tariffs and quotas adopted in Brussels, it was almost impossible. The President of the Australian Farmers’ Association calls exporting to Britain very difficult – “too expensive and too far.”

The agreement is expected to include a clause on the abolition of tariffs and quotas within 15 years. Australia’s agricultural sector will gain access to the much-coveted British market.

This is important news in itself, but as farmers feverishly seek out the possibility of export diversification due to friction between Canberra and Beijing, it is even more important. Last year, Beijing raised tariffs on all Australian foods, from beef to barley, wine, lobster and coal.

British farmers are concerned.They see large-scale cheap imports from Australia as a threat to their well-being. They are assured that the agreement provides for mechanisms to protect their interests, but what these mechanisms are – we just have to find out.

This agreement will be indicative – the world wants to know how the British economy will perform after Brexit. How free she is. What changed? More importantly, what compromises is Britain willing to make to gain access to new markets? 90,005 90,000 Rush in supermarkets due to Covid-19.Why do people panic?

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March 19 in Britain

Photos of empty shelves and huge lines in supermarkets filled social networks. In Australia, the United States, South Africa, Britain and Russia, people talk about food shortages. How panic buying looks like in different countries of the world.

The lists of these products in different countries are almost identical:

  • Antibacterial agents and hand soaps
  • Toilet paper and tissues
  • Milk with a long shelf life
  • Pasta
  • Canned vegetables
  • Rice
  • Soap
  • Cleansing liquids
  • Pain relievers

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In stores in many countries, restrictions on the sale of alcohol are also introduced (in the photo – a supermarket in Britain)

The list changes from country to country, but slightly.In the United States, for example, there is an exuberant demand for weapons and gas masks. Australia is also buying up weapons and ammunition and there is not enough meat and vegetables.

The authorities are asking people not to succumb to consumer panic. In Britain, store managers ask shoppers to behave themselves, but exhortations don’t help.

Rampant demand affects the behavior of people in different countries and forces governments to take measures to protect goods, stores and their personnel. At the same time, an unexpected shortage of toilet paper and canned food leads to strange situations.

Australia: landings in the regions and racism at the box office

On Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison asked citizens to stop buying so many goods.

“Stop. It’s unreasonable, it doesn’t help,” Morrison said, adding that he was “disappointed” by the Australian behavior.

At the same time, Morrison announced the extension of the ban on gathering in groups of more than one hundred people and said that these measures could last “at least six months [. ..], maybe much longer. “

Australian supermarkets were among the first to feel the effect of the rush of demand due to Covid-19. Stores have to go to extreme measures.

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Supermarket in Melbourne, March 17

Buyers from metropolitan areas come to the shops of smaller cities and buy food. to the store of visitors from the state capital.

A cashier in an Australian supermarket told the BBC that people in stores are stressing each other.

“I see selfishness, aggression, racism, intolerance and a complete lack of respect for other customers. Yesterday I served a customer with glasses and a mask, Asian appearance, and my colleague served a man. This man humiliated my client all the time, saying that “he does not believe that they are allowed to cover their faces like this.” Similar things are said about those who wear Islamic hats.When it came time to pay for the purchase, my customer cried, “he says.

USA: weapons, gas masks, black market

Residents of the United States have been buying toilet paper, cereals and canned food for several weeks. As in many other countries,

Some Americans managed to buy hygiene products for future use, after which they began to resell them at a large mark-up. and Tennessee and bought 17,700 bottles of sanitary gel.

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Supermarket in New Jersey, refrigerator for frozen food emptied

The brothers began buying goods on March 1, immediately after the first death from coronavirus in the United States was reported. They drove 1,300 miles emptying stalls, but only a fraction of them were sold. A state of emergency was declared in Tennessee and laws against price cheating went into effect. This week the brothers donated all the items they bought.

In the United States, amid the coronavirus, the demand for weapons and ammunition has unexpectedly increased.

“When the economy is bad, people buy weapons,” the manager of an arms store in Rockville, Maryland told our correspondent.

The most popular pistols in his shop are 9mm pistols, pump action shotguns and AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, which range in various models from $ 600 to $ 1200. Hunting rifles are hardly in demand.

“Many people buy weapons for self-defense, believing that this crisis will be accompanied by an increase in crime and robbery,” says Joel Green.

Russia: empty shelves and panic in the Caucasus

Rush demand has not bypassed Russia, where the number of infected on Thursday increased to 199. The country has introduced a high alert mode, schools and universities have been transferred to distance learning, all sports and others have been canceled public events.

In Moscow, cereals, bread, canned food and vegetables began to be bought up after reports in the media about the imminent introduction of an emergency regime.

In a conversation with a BBC correspondent, visitors to a Moscow supermarket complained of unreasonable panic and were surprised at the empty shelves.

The excitement caused irony among some retailers. “How long does it take to eat 10 kg of buckwheat? And rice? How about salt and sugar?” – asks the Russian “Auchan”.

Panic reached the North Caucasus on Tuesday, after an audio recording was circulated on WhatsApp at the beginning of the week, in which a man urged to buy goods for at least a month. Local residents are sure that the speaker is the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Chechnya.

The chief physician of the Moscow Clinical Hospital No. 40, where almost all Moscow patients with suspected Covid-19 are being taken, in an interview with the BBC asked the media to “stop the hysteria.”

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The head physician of the Kommunarka hospital – about coronavirus, quarantine and panic

What is “panic” buying

How did it happen that the toilet paper has become a symbol of stability in times of crisis, why do people think that it is necessary to have as much of it as possible, and how will it end?

Psychologists interviewed by the world media say that the problem is the need for a sense of control over the situation. People are losing it over the coronavirus news.

“Feelings of anxiety are largely rooted in a sense of the unknown and the expectation that something will happen. The coronavirus is the same thing, but on a macro scale,” a spokesman for the Mind charity, which helps people, told the BBC fight mental health problems.

In cases of crises caused by epidemics, people “have no understanding of either the time frame or the severity of the situation. And every day we receive signals that it is time for us to panic and buy more than necessary,” Sky said in an interview News is an expert on consumer behavior from University College London, Dr. Dimitrios Tsivirikos.

At the same time, the size of the purchased goods is important for the feeling of comfort, he said. This is part of the reason for the desire of people to buy large and visible on the shelves packaging of toilet paper rolls.

“If we had an international sign indicating panic, it would be a road sign with a roll of toilet paper,” – quotes an expert from Sky News.

Lightning of a distant thunderstorm. What does the new union of the USA, Australia and Britain mean for Russia

The decision to form a trilateral military-political alliance of the United States, Australia and Great Britain (AUKUS) and a new format for modernizing the Australian submarine fleet has long-term implications.

First of all, the launch of AUKUS, unexpected for everyone and somewhat shocking for Europeans, confirmed: confrontation with China is an absolute and indisputable priority of American foreign policy for the administration and Biden, and, most likely, several subsequent ones.

For Russia, this means that any of its actions will henceforth be considered by Washington in the context of the US-China confrontation. For example, the White House is likely to turn a blind eye to Moscow’s military-technical cooperation with Delhi and Hanoi, seeing this as a way to strengthen regional counterbalances to Beijing.On the other hand, Russia’s continued assistance to modernization programs for the Chinese naval forces will, on the contrary, be considered under a magnifying glass and may become the basis for new sanctions against both countries.

The old myth of universalism and NATO’s global capabilities was once again refuted in Afghanistan. Therefore, AUKUS should not be perceived as an adapted and abridged paperback edition of NATO for the Asian reader. It is rather an attempt to find a modern alternative to NATO.Apparently, AUKUS will be as different from NATO as a mobile home trailer is different from a concrete bunker.

The decline in the role of NATO for the American strategy in the historical perspective seems to be almost inevitable. However, it is not entirely clear that the all-round weakening of NATO is in Russia’s long-term interests if NATO is replaced by structures of the AUKUS type.

At least NATO has detailed and clearly defined decision-making procedures, mechanisms for finding compromises between the many members of the alliance.NATO decisions may not be good for Moscow, but they tend to be consistent and predictable. But from lightweight structures like AUKUS, one can expect any tricks and improvisations that inevitably multiply political risks.

The creation of AUKUS suggests that US priorities remain in control of ocean communications. The United States is not in a position to establish reliable control over the overland transport corridors in Eurasia, and there is no need for this – the main world cargo flows in the foreseeable future will go by sea.Therefore, it is the World Ocean, and not the continental space of Eurasia, that is the main battlefield between the United States and China.

The news of the creation of a new trilateral military-political alliance of the United States, Australia and Great Britain (AUKUS) and the concomitant break of the “contract of the century” for the construction of a new generation of Australian submarines by France in Russia was perceived, as we say, ambiguously.

Some dismissed the news, believing that the new alliance was nothing more than a clumsy attempt by the Joe Biden administration to divert attention from the Afghan failure. Moreover, the construction of eight new generation nuclear submarines, designed to replace 12 old diesel submarines of the Australian Navy, in any case will take decades, and, therefore, in the near future nothing threatens the strategic balance in the vastness and depths of the World Ocean.

Someone sincerely rejoiced at the new acute conflict between the United States and France and drew attention to the fact that in terms of unpleasant surprises for European allies, President Biden, perhaps, will not yield to his predecessor and opponent Trump.At the same time, this presented a good opportunity to strictly point out to Emmanuel Macron and other European leaders the clearly insufficiently energetic efforts to promote the EU’s “strategic autonomy” from the United States.

Someone expressed concern about the geographically dimensionless nature of the new military-political structure, suggesting that its creation is directed not only against Beijing, but also against Moscow. There is another reason to criticize the new strategy of Great Britain, the goal of which is to preserve London’s status as a great power, no longer bound by any obligations to coordinate its foreign policy with European officials in Brussels.

Someone drew attention to the new challenges that the American decision to transfer nuclear technology to a non-nuclear state (Australia) can create for the nonproliferation regime. Even if Canberra is hard to suspect of hidden nuclear ambitions, AUKUS’s plans set an unpleasant precedent that erodes the regime’s rigid framework. Today Australia gets access to sensitive technologies, tomorrow South Korea or Japan can get such access, and who will be in this queue the day after tomorrow?

All these points of view have a right to exist.But these and many other similar judgments ultimately refer to the immediate consequences of the creation of AUKUS. However, the decision to form a trilateral alliance and a new format for modernizing Australia’s submarine fleet also has long-term implications.

Politicians and the military of the three countries are trying to foresee what the geostrategic situation in the world will be closer to the middle of the century, when the rearmament of Australia, which is starting today, is completed. This means that there is reason to think about how the new geostrategic situation will affect Russian interests.

China Prism

First of all, the launch of AUKUS, unexpected for everyone and somewhat shocking for Europeans, confirmed that confrontation with China is an absolute and undeniable priority of American foreign policy for the administration and Biden, and, most likely, several subsequent ones.

The plans to deploy the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific were announced by Barack Obama. But at the institutional level, the U-turn so far has been to promote the more than amorphous quadripartite security dialogue Quad (USA, India, Australia, and Japan) and the very limited functionality of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand). The first decisive step has now been taken in order to give the U-turn a full-fledged institutional setting.

As it turned out, for the sake of confrontation with China, one can even take the risk of a serious quarrel with Paris – despite the fact that of all of Washington’s European allies, France has the most reason to consider itself a full-fledged Pacific-Indian Ocean power, having significant “overseas territories” there, where more than two million citizens live. Fifth Republic.

For the sake of “containing” Beijing, Canberra can be put in an extremely difficult position, which has already paid for its anti-Chinese demarches with the loss of very significant volumes of its exports to China – from Queensland coking coal to cabernet and shiraz in New South Wales.

For the sake of fighting China, one can freely interpret the nonproliferation regime. The reality is that it is becoming increasingly difficult for Washington to single-handedly compete with Beijing in naval armaments, especially in the eastern Pacific. Therefore, you have to call for help from your most reliable partners and ignore the inevitable associated costs.

It is worth noting that modern diesel submarines are not inferior to nuclear-powered boats in most parameters. For some indicators, for example, for noiselessness, the former are often superior to the latter. The latter have only one indisputable advantage – a higher level of autonomy and, accordingly, a greater range.

If the new submarines were supposed to be used to protect Australia itself in the adjacent coastal waters, nuclear engines would be useless. But if these boats are designed for many months of covert operations – say, in the Taiwan Strait, near the Korean Peninsula or somewhere in the Arabian Sea – then a nuclear engine will be a significant advantage for trips to such remote waters.

For Russia, this means that any of its actions will henceforth be considered by Washington in the context of the US-China confrontation.For example, the White House is likely to turn a blind eye to Moscow’s military-technical cooperation with Delhi and Hanoi, seeing this as a way to strengthen regional counterbalances to Beijing. On the other hand, Russia’s continued assistance to modernization programs for the Chinese naval forces will, on the contrary, be considered under a magnifying glass and may become the basis for new sanctions against both countries.

Lightweight NATO

Some Western experts express the hope that AUKUS will eventually turn into the Asian counterpart of NATO – Canada and New Zealand will join the trilateral partnership, then Japan and South Korea and, in the end, even India and Vietnam.Such a possibility is predicted in Russia as well, causing quite understandable concern.

However, it seems that this is still an unrealistic prospect. It is extremely difficult to drag South Korea into a multilateral military alliance, for example – Seoul has repeatedly rejected any plans to create even a trilateral anti-Chinese partnership with Japan and the United States. Even less such a construction suits India, which is still proud of its multi-vector foreign policy and is not ready to sacrifice friendly relations with Moscow and Tehran for Washington’s sake.

But it’s not even about the difficulties of recruiting new AUKUS members. The very fact of the creation of a new structure is an indirect recognition by Washington that the models of rigid alliances inherited from the 20th century are not suitable for our century. The North Atlantic alliance remains a cumbersome, clumsy, bureaucratic machine that, despite persistent US efforts, has so far failed to be set up for a decisive confrontation with China.

The old myth of universalism and NATO’s global capabilities was once again refuted in Afghanistan.Therefore, AUKUS should not be perceived as an adapted and abridged paperback edition of NATO for the Asian reader. It is rather an attempt to find a modern alternative to NATO. Apparently, AUKUS will be as different from NATO as a mobile home trailer is different from a concrete bunker.

The diminishing role of NATO for American strategy in the historical perspective seems almost inevitable. However, it is not entirely clear that the all-round weakening of NATO is in Russia’s long-term interests if NATO is replaced by structures of the AUKUS type.

At least NATO has detailed and clearly defined decision-making procedures, mechanisms for finding compromises between the many members of the alliance. NATO decisions may not be good for Moscow, but they tend to be consistent and predictable. But from lightweight structures like AUKUS, one can expect any tricks and improvisations that inevitably multiply political risks.

Economic or military

The creation of AUKUS suggests that US priorities remain in control of ocean communications.The United States is not in a position to establish reliable control over the overland transport corridors in Eurasia, and there is no need for this – the main world cargo flows in the foreseeable future will go by sea. Therefore, it is the World Ocean, and not the continental space of Eurasia, that is the main battlefield between the United States and China.

For Russia, as a predominantly land power, this is rather good than bad, if, of course, Moscow does not set itself the goal of taking a place at the epicenter of the coming US-Chinese confrontation at all costs. In theory, in a couple of decades, Australian submarines could end up off the coast of Sakhalin and Kamchatka, or even pass through the Bering Strait into the Arctic Ocean and create a new potential threat to the Russian Northern Fleet. However, there is every reason to believe that their main routes will run much farther south, without directly affecting Russian interests.

It is noteworthy that almost simultaneously with the creation of AUKUS, China applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).Recall that the creation of the TPP under Obama was seen as part of a multilateral strategy for the economic “containment” of Beijing. Trump later refused to participate in this initiative, which eventually became an agreement between 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, Brunei, Vietnam, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Chile and Japan).

The chances of China’s swift entry into a truncated version of the TPP are slim, but by submitting its application, Beijing is once again demonstrating its desire to limit its rivalry with Washington in the areas of trade, investment and new technologies. And in creating AUKUS, the United States and its partners are increasingly consistently demonstrating their intention to transfer this confrontation to the military-technical and geopolitical spheres.

When, in May 1882, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy entered into an agreement to create a military-political bloc called the Triple Alliance, no one in Europe probably even thought about the possible long-term consequences of this decision. After all, the goal of the trilateral coalition was only to “contain” France, where after the defeat in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1872 revanchist sentiments reigned.Berlin, Vienna and Rome did not even think about any more ambitious tasks at that time. But little more than 30 years later, the European continent was engulfed in the flames of an unprecedented war.

Today, the AUKUS looks like a wobbly and unreliable structure, hastily cobbled together. But in 20-30 years, the logic behind the creation of a new military-political alliance may lead its participants into a situation from which neither they nor their opponents will be able to find a way out without the most dire consequences for themselves and the rest of the world. And this is perhaps the main long-term danger of AUKUS.

First published on the Carnegie Moscow Center website.

Australian cuisine. What do they eat in Australia?

There is a common misconception that only barbecue is eaten in Australia. While it’s true that sunny weather encourages outdoor dining, there are many different aspects of Australian cuisine that are often overlooked.

One of the most unique things about Australia is the variety of products.On the one hand, Australian cuisine has quickly adopted traditional British dishes such as English breakfast, Sunday lunch and fish and chips.

On the other hand, the proximity to China, Japan and the proximity to Thailand could not but affect the Australian cuisine. In addition, Australians have the blood of the French, Greeks and Italians, which also affects local dishes. So let’s take a look at the menu.

Typical Australian food

This food is commonly referred to as ‘bushfood’. It was eaten by the indigenous people of Australia before the arrival of settlers in 1788. Prior to their arrival, indigenous Australians ate berries and fruits, as well as kangaroo and emu. Nowadays, traditional Australian food can be found in some restaurants, but they are not very popular.

Contemporary Australian cuisine

European influence is indeed visible on the continent. Today, Celtic recipes and food preparation methods are widely used in Australia.

Several years ago, the government worried that the number of overweight people in the country was increasing every year. Therefore, a healthy diet with a low salt content is being promoted in Australia today.

Immigration is another factor influencing contemporary Australian cuisine. The Vietnamese, Thais, Chinese and Japanese have significantly transformed traditional Australian dishes. Therefore, modern cuisine is such a mix of various culinary masterpieces.

Outdoor food

Australians love outdoor dining and barbecuing. They try to avoid carbohydrate food, replace it with grilled vegetables and salads. By the way, grilled meat and seafood is cooked only in the warm season.

Seafood

Water is one of the advantages of Australia. Therefore, seafood is an integral part of Australian cuisine. In addition, seafood is lower in calories than traditional meats.Fresh tuna, crabs, lobsters, shrimps and salmon and more! Don’t forget to try the speper fish, barracuda and whitebait. In fact, there are 6,000 species of marine mammals in the ocean that surrounds Australia.

Beverages

Winemaking is quite developed in Australia. The country is the fourth largest wine exporter after Italy, Spain and France. Annually, the treasury of the Australian state receives $ 5.5 billion from the sale of wine. Rum, beer and other alcoholic drinks are also popular in the country. By the way, rum replaced money in the 19th century. In short, if you are a connoisseur of alcohol, you will be very well in Australia.

However, if you are not a big fan of wine and beer, Vittoria coffees are excellent grown in Australia. By the way, it was the Australians who invented “FlatWhite” – a latte without foam.

Pavlova

The famous Pavlova dessert is believed to have been created in Australia in 1935. Bert Sachet named the snow-white meringue in berries in honor of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.They say that this happened after the tour of the famous beauty in New Zealand.

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90,000 Great Britain and Australia agreed on a new trade agreement

Than indicative of a new agreement

After the UK left the EU, the country signed a large list of trade deals over the past year, but they were only a continuation of those that it had in the EU. Therefore, the new agreement with Australia is the first trade deal the UK has signed from scratch since the country’s exit from the EU. The agreement is also seen as an important step towards London’s accession to a broad free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Main points of the agreement

  • The UK has agreed on restrictions on duty-free imports of agricultural products from Australia for 15 years in order to protect farmers – a hot political issue in the UK before the deal.
  • Cars, Scotch whiskey and confectionery will be cheaper in Australia thanks to the deal.
  • London believes the agreement will help develop British industry, which employs 3.5 million people nationwide.
Current situation regarding imports and exports between countries

Meat trade between the two countries is currently small: 14% of UK lamb imports come from Australia and only 0. 15% of all Australian beef exports go to the UK.

Metals, wine and machinery make up the largest merchandise exports from Australia to the UK, while Australia’s main imports to the UK are automobiles, medicines and alcoholic beverages.

In 2019-2020, trade in goods and services between Australia and the UK was valued at £ 20.1 billion (about $ 28.33 billion).

Deal approval

The agreement was negotiated at Downing Street. The interests of Great Britain were represented by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australia – by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Today marks a new dawn in the UK’s relationship with Australia, based on our shared history and shared values,
Johnson said.

Prime Ministers of Great Britain and Australia / Photo: EPA

The agreement is also important for Australia

It is worth noting that the trade deal is also, not anyhow, important for Australia, especially against the background of aggravated relations with China. Recall that recently there was a trade conflict between China and Australia through which Beijing imposed sanctions on Australian wine and beef.Read more about the features of the conflict in our material.

China is also Australia’s largest trading partner, accounting for 29% of Australia’s trade with the world in 2019. Therefore, Australian farmers are looking to diversify due to growing tensions between Australia and China.

On the topic, the United States decided to support Australia in the recent trade conflict with China

The President of the Australian National Farmers’ Federation noted, regarding the new agreement, that it was very difficult to reach new agreements regarding exports to the UK, as it was “too expensive and very far”.

Farmer competition: what the British fear

British farmers fear that they will face even more competition from their Australian counterparts on their home soil. Australian farmers say they will not fill the market. Since the UK is far enough away, even if Australian imports grow by 80% as predicted by the government, it will be only 0.1% of all imports that go to the UK.

Popular Products in Australia – MIROVED

Australia is a country with a huge variety of dishes that will be appreciated even by the biggest gourmet! Australian cuisine has its roots in traditional British cuisine.The different types of delicacies only illustrate the diversity of this country.

Wedgeite is an extremely famous product in this country, to the point that it is considered a national dish. In fact, it is a black paste that is used to spread on sandwiches or crackers. At times Known to be a rich source of Vitamin B, the paste is made from a byproduct of beer brewing, yeast extract. Wedgeite was created by food technologist, Cyril P. Callister. The paste has a smooth but sticky texture and is slightly bitter in taste.

The Floating Pie is unique to the areas of South Australia. A “floating pie” is actually a meat pie that is placed in a thick green pea soup. The whole thing is then covered with tomato sauce, salt and pepper are added to taste. In general, floating cakes are popular for eating late at night in caravans parked along the streets. It is mainly seen in the areas of Adelaide. The Floating Pie was awarded South Australian Symbol of Heritage status in 2003 in Australia.This dish was also mentioned in the novel The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett.

Chico’s roll was invented by Frank McEnroe, who was originally inspired by the Chinese egg roll. Chico roll is a massive roll that contains ingredients such as celery, barley, cabbage, beef, carrots, onions and spices, all wrapped in a tube of dough. This deep-fried roll was originally known as chinco roll, but was later changed to its current name.These rolls were made for fast food purposes. The rolls became so famous that they began to be exported to Japan. Their popularity peaked in the 1960s and 1970s.

Meat Pie is a dish enjoyed in various forms all over the world. However, the meat pie in Australia has reached the status of a national dish. Hot cakes are actually a favorite among the locals. The Great Australian Competition is held annually. The prize is given to those pie producers whose products meet all the required quality standards.Typically, Australian meat pie contains minced meat with a little sauce. It is also served with onions, mushrooms and cheese.

Lamington is a traditional Australian cube-shaped dessert. This is a biscuit dipped in a special chocolate mixture. Next, the cube is covered with coconut flakes. Dessert is served with a layer of strawberries or cream between the two halves. Lamington is known and available in many bakeries in this country as well as in other parts of the world.July 21, 2006 is celebrated as National Lamington Day in Australia.

90,000 Britain follows the path of the USSR – from food shortages to national division

No, Ian Wright, the head of the British Food and Drink Federation, is not right. He announced: “The shortage in supermarkets could be permanent.” This is not true. The deficit will end. It is not excluded only that with one condition. The collapse of Britain. Which has already begun after the nationalism of non-English peoples, which naturally grows along with the deficits.However, English too.

The local press commemorates the book by journalist Gavin Esler about the likely collapse of Great Britain with a symbolic title:

How Britain Ends: English Nationalism and the Four Nations Revival.

What’s the matter? It turns out that food difficulties have begun in the UK. Supermarket shelves were emptied in cities. Buyers can no longer choose products according to their taste and wallet, but they sweep everything off the shelves, as in the late Soviet Union.Experts in the market and in logistics argue that there is a natural crisis in the supply chain, and then “it will only get worse. ” A number of goods, even for central London stores, have become “simply unavailable.”

Crisis in goods and crisis in logistics

According to the British tabloid Daily Mail, which informs the nation about all these horrors, the country is facing a “threat of a food crisis.” The first signs appeared in July. It is believed that the reason for this is the covid pandemic, due to which the import of food from the continent has decreased.Thousands of food trucks were stuck on the way. However, not only with him. Construction companies, car manufacturers, and even McDonald’s have also faced difficulties. Some industries have suffered from a lack of electronic components – they are already in short supply around the world, and Britain does not belong to the premium markets in this sector.

The second reason in the press is the British withdrawal from the European Union. The so-called Brexit has resulted in the fact that suppliers of goods from China, Singapore, Australia, Japan prefer not to get involved with tough British customs control.

The third reason is the lack of labor in the food sector. The Federation of Food and Beverage Manufacturers points to this very circumstance, explaining the decline in both farms and manufacturing plants, and in transport companies that deliver goods.

This is especially amusing when you think about the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have entered the UK over the past couple of decades, ostensibly as cheap labor. Now this “force” sits on the neck of the social budget, regularly demands “bread and circuses” and, of course, tirelessly fights for its rights.

Our “cheap labor” will behave in the same way. Already starting to drive.

National Question

But back to the Monarchist Union of British Socialist Republics. The emptiness in the stomachs really fosters the desire to fight for something just. We remember this from our own history. Accurately on a par with the rolling shafts of deficits since the mid-1980s, people have alternately sought publicity, social justice, or national revival.

Judging by the information coming from the UK, the same thing starts there too. The food crisis has already been mentioned. A commodity crisis is looming: trade restrictions due to Brexit are forcing European and often British firms to do business in other countries. A natural consequence of this will be a financial and currency crisis, when the British pound will no longer be claimed as a means of payment outside Britain.

The response from the society was not long in coming.The local press picked up the journalist Gavin Esler, who wrote a book about the likely collapse of Great Britain with a symbolic title: “How Britain Ends: English Nationalism and the Revival of Four Nations.” The author describes the rise of nationalist tendencies in the “union republics” of the United Kingdom – Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Esler concludes that it was precisely the withdrawal from the European Union that hit the self-identification of the inhabitants of the still unified country. Recalling the high probability of Scotland’s secession after the next referendum on this issue, the journalist concludes:

Britain may indeed be coming to an end.

What was Gorbachev’s name there? “New Union Treaty”. Instead of which followed a putsch and the collapse of the USSR.

“Foggy Revolution”?

American analysts are even more ruthless towards “cousins”. The renowned Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which serves the Pentagon, makes very ominous predictions:

The masses of the urban poor who were unemployed during the pandemic are most likely to riot and protest over rising food prices.It was these groups of the population that took to the streets in more than 40 countries in 2007-2008 and succeeded in overthrowing governments in at least two states.

True, the Americans are talking not only about England, but also about the worldwide rise in food prices. However, it is already characteristic that the proud and once formidable Great Britain fell into the context of countries where “color revolutions” happened or may happen. Unless, in accordance with the nature of the island, it is difficult to choose a color for it.So let’s call the future revolution in Britain just “nebulous”.

Moreover, in America itself, not everything is all right, including food. There is still no total deficit, but publications about this in the press are typical. Moreover, the tonality is also characteristic:

USDA is deliberately creating food shortages.

Similar accusations in the pre-breakdown USSR were also heard …

So what?

And we – to rejoice a little.That it was Russia that over the past two decades has actually managed to solve the problem of food dependence and, even less so, a deficit. Not immediately, with efforts, but the country came to self-sufficiency in grain, meat, vegetables.

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