This is NOT our fault: Boris Johnson blames the oil situation on 40 years of EU membership.
Boris Johnson has revealed that he has known for months that the UK’s haulage business is in difficulty, and he has predicted that the economy’s supply chain woes will last until Christmas.
The Prime Minister admitted on the first day of the Tory Party conference in Manchester that fuel shortages could last throughout the holiday season.
When asked about Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s warning that shortages might last till Christmas on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, Mr Johnson said: “Rishi is invariably accurate in whatever he says.”
“It depends how you perceive what he’s saying,” he quickly added.
Mr Johnson said later on Sunday during a visit to a youth centre in east Manchester that he would keep “all options on the table” to address the delivery issues, but that industries would also have to step up.
Despite reports of huge lines for gasoline in various parts of the country, Mr Johnson asserted that the fuel shortage is “disappearing.”
He did admit, though, that the UK economy is going through “stresses and strains” as it shifts away from the “failed paradigm” that voters rejected in the 2016 Brexit referendum.
Mr Johnson, on the other hand, stressed that he will not fix the labor market problems that have led to warnings of stock shortages in the run-up to the holiday season by pushing “the giant lever marked unrestricted immigration” and allowing in large numbers of foreign employees.
The fuel problem has spawned a debate about whether or not Brexit is to blame, and if so, to what extent.
The UK was able to recruit foreign labor as a member of the European Union (EU) due to workers’ freedom of movement. EU citizens were able to work in the UK with relative ease as a result of this. Migration from Eastern Europe into lower-paying jobs was particularly common, and it is thought to have contributed to the decline in worker salaries.
When the United Kingdom left the European Union, it put an end to freedom of movement. This resulted in a mass flight of EU citizens who worked in critical positions in the HGV industry.
When asked if more temporary visas could be allowed to avoid empty grocery shelves, the Conservative Party leader said: “We’ll take each step as it comes, and we’ll be there to help struggling industries.
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