Percy Pigs is the latest Brexit victim. Famous retailer Marks & Spencer warns of tariffs after hit by Brexit red tape. Twitter is shocked.
The new year has rung and to say that things haven’t picked up the way we expected is an understatement.
As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough for the country, Brexit is taking away one of the few pleasures that people have left during this difficult time.
The pink sugary treat that only sales in Marks and Spencer in the UK, Percy Pig, is hit be Brexit red tape and the retailer warns of tariffs.
Percy Pig M&S
Percy Pigs is a British brand of pig-shaped gummies of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and grape flavour.
The product is made under licence in Germany for Marks and Spencer and only the retailer sells them so far.
According to the chief executive of M&S, about a third of M&S food products are subject to complex rules of origin because of the Brexit trade market agreement with the EU, including Percy Pigs.
Unfortunately, because Percy Pigs are produced in Germany, brought to the UK and then re-exported to Ireland, the pig-shaped treat is likely to be excluded from the Irish market.
Twitter reacts to Percy Pig hit by Brexit
The Percy Pig sweets are one of the most favourited treats in Ireland and the possibility of the product being cancelled from the country due to Brexit has driven British people on Twitter to share their thoughts.
One wrote: “#Brexshit just got real… Percy Pigs in Ireland hit by Brexit red tape as M&S warns of tariffs”, while another one tweeted: Basically if you don’t need Percy Pigs there’s no reason to go to @marksandspencer. Thanks Brexit.”
Here are nine “typically British” reactions of Percy Pig fans on Twitter!