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cheese, marmite and pg tips: barnier's hamper treat from brexiteers

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cheese, marmite and pg tips: barnier's hamper treat from brexiteers

image copyrightreutersimage caption digby jones and steven woolfe with their brexit hamper brexit campaigners have given eu chief negotiator michel barnier a hamper of british products during a meeting at the european commission in brussels. the delegation was made up of the euro mp steven woolfe, lord jones, the chair of the leave means leave campaign john longworth and labour donor john mills. the hamper included the complete works of shakespeare, cheddar cheese, marmite, pg tips and some english wine.lord jones said the aim was to show the uk had little to fear from no deal.the hamper also included:a jar of orange marmaladea biography of winston churchilla bottle of english pinot noirhendrick's ginfortnum and mason piccalilli "it shows that we have great products that can still be sold in europe but we are also going to expand," said former ukip member mr woolfe. lord jones said he did not expect mr barnier to eat the items, although mr barnier's advisor stefaan de rynck, said it was well received:the gift has prompted twitter to users to complain that it contained few products from scotland, wales or northern ireland. some highlighted that the products were made with spanish oranges or had been invented abroad. one pointed out that the anglo-dutch owner of marmite, unilever, had predicted that brexit would have a negative effect on its business. another hoped the negotiations would not be, ahem, hampered. mr barnier already has a groaning gift shelf. at the fi...