Marmite is a bit like the European Union: you either like it or hate it, and now this popular "best of British" brand is at the centre of a row over Britain´s exit from the European Union. Everyone knew that the ride over the coming months was going to be choppy as Britain moves towards a divorce  but I don't believe that everyone thought that it was going to be as hard and even costly. The slump in the value of sterling has naturally hit British imports and Marmite is one of them. A weak currency is fantastic for exports but bad for imports.

I believe that the "Remain" camp did a pretty bad job of pushing their case, and a lot of the statements they made were dismissed. Unfortunately, they are now coming back to haunt Britain. What is clear is that until the pound recovers, British imports are going to cost more along with your holiday in the sun. There is also the distinct possibility that firms are going to pull of Britain if it leaves the single market. These are not threats, this is not scaremongering, this is the truth.
 
Britain should try and seek a deal with Europe over immigration but stay a member of EU. This is the only way forward. At the moment I get the impression that a lot of half truths are being spoken but that no one in the British government really knows what to do next. Leaving the EU might have seemed a good idea at the time but over the last few weeks I suspect many are having second thoughts.

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Malcolm Withall / Hace over 5 years

Is it possible that the very people who voted to leave and according to the polls middle England are very people who will be most affected by the downturn in the £ and increase in the cost of living if it should continue for some extended length of time ?

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Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

I've been consistent all along that leaving the EU would be disastrous for the UK BUT it was put to a democratic vote (however specious the arguments by both sides) and the decision to leave wasn't a landslide but it was clear enough. So why all this continual harping on about NOT leaving? I worry about the future now for my children who will have their incomes eroded, their working years extended, their health care reduced, their pensions drastically cut, a difficulty finding somewhere to live that they can afford, and many years of serious political unrest: that's my "take" on Brexit and I'd be delighted to be proved wrong. The decision was made by a majority. I value living in a democracy. I must do my best with the result. The columns of this newspaper were filled with Brits "wanting their own country back" - well, now you 've got it and you must do your best with it too

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Palmadave / Hace over 5 years

There is also the distinct possibility that firms are going to pull of Britain if it leaves the single market. These are not threats, this is not scaremongering, this is the truth.

Jason, please explain this contradictory observation?????????

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phil / Hace over 5 years

What a complex situation, re marmite - although produced in the UK, many of the ingredientes are imported and therefore have increased due to currency exchange, the ingredientes could be purchased within the UK and therefore could increase job opportunities etc etc. Still so much scaremongering from all sides I fear nothing will recover until the path begins to be walked down

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David / Hace over 5 years

I thought I'd picked up The Guardian by mistake this morning...

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Ron_Burgundy / Hace over 5 years

"over the last few weeks I suspect many are having second thoughts."

Theressa May isn't. And therein lies your problem.

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Harvey / Hace over 5 years

Marmite is produced in Great Britain. This again is another negative media story. Unilever is pushing its weight around. I am very pleased Tescos has withdrawn all their products, I hope other supermarkets do the same. Unilever and Proctor & Gamble were greedy bullies 20 years ago and they continue to be. This is nothing to do with Brexit, just large corporate greed using Brexit as an excuse.

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