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- The devastation has only just begun
- It will become even more apparent when and if Brexit actually happens.
- The value of sterling has fallen sharply.
- This is already increasing prices of foods imported from the EU.
- Effects on the welfare of poor people who spend nearly a quarter of their incomes on food will be severe.
- As a consequence, malnutrition which is already widespread will increase further.
- Needs for services used largely by deprived people such as food banks, meals on wheels and social care will grow fast after Brexit.
- Continuing Government austerity programmes will prevent these needs being met.