‘Britain is suffering from a sense of disconnection from reality.’ Germans make fun of the United Kingdom and blame Brexit for the fuel shortages.
According to a GERMAN news outlet, Britain is “suffering from a loss of reality” as a result of Brexit.
The news agency in question, Handelsblatt, criticized the United Kingdom after blaming Brexit for the recent petrol shortage in the country.
According to Carsten Volkery’s piece, the UK economy has been experiencing considerable problems since Brexit, and Boris Johnson – although not directly blaming it – has conceded that the UK economy has faced unprecedented challenges.
The news organization says that simply listening to the language of the Conservative party conference addresses in Manchester demonstrates that the UK is “disconnected from reality.”
The article uses Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s comments as an illustration of how the UK is “disconnected from reality,” saying, “This country truly leads the world in logistics and supply chains.”
A reference is also made to Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who stated that the UK would be “the most fascinating place on the planet,” which the news outlet feels demonstrates the UK’s “disconnection” from reality.
“Given the country’s supply issue, one wonders which planet the two politicians live on,” the piece says.
“The army had to move out on Monday to supply to the gas stations, so the roaring optimism looks particularly out of place.”
Mr Volkery points out that neither Boris Johnson nor Rishi Sunak have blamed the recent gasoline shortages on Brexit, instead claiming that they are only temporary and would be resolved.
“Even the Labour opposition cannot mention the B word,” Mr Volkery remarked.
“Keir Starmer, the head of the opposition, wants to get rid of the pro-EU label that has surrounded his party since the referendum. He believes that a Brexit stalemate would only serve Johnson’s interests.
“However, by being silent, he unwittingly reinforces the prime minister’s claim that the supply crisis is unrelated to Brexit and hence the government is not to blame.”
As previously said, Mr Volkery believes Mr Johnson stated that the UK’s economy has encountered new challenges.
“For a long time, Johnson has implied that the additional Brexit impediments are harming the economy.
“That’s why he just postponed customs regulations on imported EU goods for another nine months,” according to Brinkwire Summary News.