With just nine weeks to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, a company is selling worried Britons a survival kit to help them prepare for the worst. The "Brexit Box", retailing at £295 (R5,279), provides food rations to last 30 days, according to its producer, businessman James Blake, who says he has already sold hundreds of them. With still no deal on how Britain will trade with the EU once it leaves, retailers and manufacturers have warned a "no-deal" Brexit could cause food and medicine shortages due to expected chaos at ports that could paralyse supply lines. The Brexit Box includes 60 portions of freeze-dried British favourites: chicken tikka, chilli con carne, macaroni cheese and chicken fajitas, 48 portions of dried mince and chicken, firelighter liquid and an emergency water filter. "Right now we are in a Brexit process that nobody has control over; we have no idea what is happening. Our government has no idea what is happening, but you can control what happens to you by...

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