Buyers of that staple of the British tea break, McVitie’s Digestives, are to lose 100 grammes (just over 3.5 ounces) of biscuits as the manufacturers cut packet size to keep prices down, following the post-referendum slump in the value of the pound.
Pladis, the manufacturers, are reported to be cutting packet sizes from 500 grammes (just over 17.5 ounces) to 400 grammes (14 ounces) in response to higher ingredient prices and the fall of the value of the pound following the Brexit referendum.
Francis Grove-White, deputy director of the Open Britain campaign, said:
"No wonder the latest polling shows support for hard Brexit is crumbling. The everyday consequences of the post-Brexit fall on the value of the pound are difficult to digest.
"The Brextremists are taking the biscuit with their support for a recipe of leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union.
"They need to accept we cannot have our cake and eat it, or our economy will be cream crackered by a hard Brexit."