The interests of Britain's tripe producers would be best served by leaving the EU, Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle told a meeting of the Chorley Ladies' Guild earlier today.
Sir Norman, who admitted he had changed his mind only recently, said that projections by the Treasury of a year-long recession if Britain left the EU had convinced him that BREXIT was the way ahead.
"We have long recognised that sales of tripe increase during times of recession - indeed, the 1930s were some of our finest years," he said.
He summarised the advantages for tripe if Britain quit the EU as:
- The ease with which the TMB could organise fact-finding visits to non-EU countries without unnecessary red tape
- Tripe consumption could rise
- Tripe prices were likely to continue falling
- It would be easier for youngsters to get jobs in tripe processing companies in the UK