With many analysts predicting a huge blow to the economy in the event of a no deal Brexit and with the poor and less well-off likely to be the worst affected, a number of astute businessmen are looking to revive a practice that was common place in Dickensian Britain.
In a bid to combine recycling, charitable works and making a few quid, the consortium has joined forces with a number of sources to open shops selling preloved food.
Leftover food will be sourced from restaurants, cafes and gentlemen’s clubs and resold to the poor, and although uncooked and unused food has been sold before this scheme will be the first to include half-eaten food direct from the plate.
‘Slops’ will be packaged in family size buckets each accompanied by recipe suggestion cards and reheating instructions. One investor, Jacob Rees-Mogg, a member of a number of private clubs and a keen gourmet has welcomed the idea and told reporters that seeing kitchen staff scraping off plates into the bin when the food could be recycled to the lower orders and one could make money, was madness.
He said: ‘I think the idea is simply splendid, for what other country can boast that even the poorest in the land can dine off food prepared by Michelin starred chefs?