THE UK is buying in six weeks’ worth of groceries to get them through Easter Sunday when all supermarkets are closed.
Supermarkets are expecting record business as families fill at least two trolleys to fend off the grim spectre of starvation over the coming three days.
Stephen Malley of Harrogate said: “The supermarkets are closed on Sunday. Not just reduced hours. Fully closed.
“And Monday’s a bank holiday too. It’s going to be like The Road, where only the ruthless survive and the living envy the dead.
“Better get another six three-litre bottles of milk. I don’t want to be without a cup of tea when it happens.”