The National:

IN an interview yesterday, Theresa May was asked about the UK Government stockpiling blood and food in preparation for Brexit.

Her response was exactly as tone deaf as we've come to expect from this Tory Prime Minister.

The interviewer said: "I just want to go back to the idea of preparing for a no deal. Your health secretary said yesterday, 'We are stockpiling medicine and blood products'.

"This is alarming to people at home. First of all, are you doing that? And what do you say to people who are going to say, 'I'm getting worried by this sort of preparation'?"

May replied that her Government is "preparing for every eventuality", and this means that "far from being worried about preparations that we're making, I would say that people should take reassurance and comfort".

"Reassurance and comfort" in the UK having to stockpile medicine and blood...

Pressed on the issue, she adds: "I think people should take reassurance from the fact this this is a government that's saying, you know what, we're going to be responsible about this. We're going to be sensible about this."

Yes, this is really what she said. As a no-deal Brexit looks ever more likely, we're being led down a path where we have to stockpile blood to survive.

Tory ministers have denied that we're heading towards a "Mad Max Brexit" (more like "Love Actually", they said... remember this comment?) – and yet this is the line they are now taking.

National columnist Andrew Tickell highlighted the ridiculousness of May's comments very neatly...

Theresa May is dragging us into her Brexit catastrophe, and there's only one way we'll free ourselves of it...