Blue Riband Does A Brexit After 81 Years

By Holly Brockwell on at

Beloved childhood chocolate bar Blue Riband is leaving these shores after more than 8 decades, and heading to Poland.

Around 300 jobs will be cut in the UK as a result of Nestlé's decision to move production to Eastern Europe, with the majority lost in Newcastle and York.

However, while GMB union general secretary Tim Roache told the Guardian that "The government needs to step in before it’s too late and reassure millions of workers across the country this is not just the tip of the Brexit iceberg," that's apparently not the reason for the move. Poland is just better at making wafers than we are, says Nestlé:

"These proposals are being made by Nestlé UK to ensure that these sites operate more efficiently and remain competitive in a rapidly changing external environment.

Our factory in Kargowa, Poland, is a centre of excellence for this type of wafer-based product and is the logical place for us to propose Blue Riband production takes place in the future."

Bloody Eastern Europeans, living in Eastern Europe, taking our jobs by being better at them. Tut. [Guardian]

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