THE BRITISH public has reacted like lemmings hurtling over a cliff top in bulk-buying toilet tissue from supermarkets over the past week or two. The shelves are empty in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Aldi, gangs of shoppers are going from store to store in search of toilet rolls, but they search in vain, for the short-sighted and the opportunists are descending like locusts, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. There was a time when toilet rolls were plentiful and they formed part of every football matchday in the country. Look at any TV scene from the 1970s and 1980s and you’ll see toilet rolls being flung down terraces in response to a goal being scored. It was a crude way to create ticker-tape celebrations, but it…