The nation has reacted angrily to suggestions that wet wipes could go the way of cotton buds and straws.
Many people have begun hoarding the little moisture-filled friends, with prices expected to rocket beyond the value of saffron in the coming months.
Murial Hislop (38) has had planning permission through this morning to extend her house at the rear and side, which includes a thirty cubic foot wet wipe vault.
‘They’re in every part of my life. I even know a recipe for them,’ said Hislop.
‘You can take my children, before you can take my wet wipes,’ added Hislop.