A former adviser to UK’s ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown has urged Britons to stock up on canned goods, bottled water and other essentials as stock markets around the world slide.
In a series of Twitter posts, an increasingly-distressed Damian McBride advised people to prepare for a financial crisis worse than that of 2008.
According to The Express, the ex-Head of Communications at the Treasury urged British families to put their cash in a safe place, stock up on bottled water and tinned goods, and organise a meeting point with loved ones in case transport and communication networks in Britain go down.
He wrote: “Advice on the looming crash, No.1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don’t assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work.”
“Crash advice No.2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping.”
“Crash advice No.3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.”
Mr McBride said that Britain was close to reaching a similar point in 2008 – when he was within the Treasury’s top team – and predicted that a crisis 20 times worse is about to kick in.
For a full chronology of what Mr McBride had said on Twitter, read: http://metro.co.uk/2015/08/25/stock-up-on-tins-and-bottled-water-damian-mcbride-is-losing-his-sht-over-the-china-crash-5359290/