‘It has nothing to do with the EU!’ Brexit is “obviously not” the cause of shortages, says Rees-Mogg.
As the Armed Forces began assisting in the delivery of fuel to gas stations, JACOB Rees-Mogg stated that the UK’s labor shortages are “obviously not” caused by Brexit.
Instead of “Brexit” or “European labor movements,” Jacob Rees-Mogg has blamed the UK’s labor crisis on “disruptions” produced by “Covid.” The remarks came as part of Operation Escalin, which is deploying roughly 200 military soldiers, half of whom are drivers, in an effort to expand the number of HGV drivers.
“Is Brexit to blame for these shortages?” wondered LBC news presenter Camilla Tominey.
“To which the response is – definitely not,” Jacob Rees-Mogg responded.
“Well, hold on a minute, Jacob,” Ms Tominey added, “because, obviously, we’ve got a situation where 1.2 million people have returned to EU countries.
“And now we’re up against a genuine dilemma.”
“We don’t have enough people to get things done.”
“How many of those are lorry drivers?” Mr Rees-Mogg responded.
“I’m not sure,” Ms Tominey responded. You are the one who must inform me.
“I’ll tell you – 12,000,” Mr Rees-Mogg added.
“As a result, the lack of lorry drivers has nothing to do with European labor movements.
“By 2021, 89 percent of lorry drivers will have been born and raised in the United Kingdom. In 2016, the level was exactly the same.
“As a result, the scarcity problem is a disturbance in the worldwide supply chain, affecting countries as far away as China.”
“It isn’t a problem that only affects the United Kingdom.”
As sections of the country continue to face fuel shortages, the military has began assisting in the delivery of fuel to gas stations.