SUPPLY chain problems continue, but there’s no shortage of morons determined to prove they’re right. Here’s how to carefully pick your evidence…
My supermarket didn’t have empty shelves
Brexiters think this is an irrefutable argument, based on the mindbogglingly thick assumption that everyone’s experience is the same as theirs. Luckily it’s not, or we’d all be driving a white van while obsessing about the bastard French.
Shortages have some implausible other cause
If you don’t like the probable cause of shortages, eg. Brexit is making other problems worse, pull something out of your arse. The lack of apples in Sainsbury’s is due to unexpectedly high levels of scrumping this year. Probably.
It’s like 1980s Poland, but worse
A certain type of Remainer would like things to get very bad, even if it means having Cup A Soup for Christmas dinner. Although after five years of listening to Brexiters’ drivel, a nihilistic desire for self-harming revenge is probably a normal, healthy reaction.
The internet is a totally reliable source of information
Twitter provides photographic evidence of both shortages and an abundance of goods, if you’re too dense to grasp the concept of ‘not typical’. Pro-tip: anyone can put any picture on the internet. Some of those pictures of people about to be eaten by the same giant shark might not be real.
There are shortages in other places
True, including global shortages. But what’s the actual cause of ours? Don’t expect an answer because that would mean Brexiters doing some research rather than triumphantly saying everything’s fine because they’ve got the same problems in Yemen.
Blatantly shifting the goalposts
Christmas isn’t about having a particular type of turkey or must-have toys, according to commentator/troll Isabel Oakeshott. Leavers love this infuriating non-logic, which is like saying: ‘Sorry you lost your job, but at least you haven’t been horribly burned too.’