With some hesitation, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, On Sunday, 3, admitted that fuel shortages in the UK would last until Christmas, but reiterated that he did not want to resort to uncontrolled immigration to solve it.
In an interview with the BBC Network, Johnson accepted a defensive stance in the face of questions asked by interviewers, the same day the Conservative Party of which he was a part began its annual convention. To the Prime Minister, The Problems facing the British economyThe period of adjustment in the labor market after Brexit and the rapid recovery after the UK’s exit from the European Union threaten to cover up Congress.
Finance Secretary Rishi Sunak did not rule out the possibility Supply crisis Can be extended until Christmas. When asked about it, the Prime Minister nodded. “Rishi is always right what he says” he replied.
“We see the pressures and tensions experienced by a fast-growing economy in the G7 countries,” Johnson repeatedly argued to alleviate crises in various sectors.
On Monday, about 200 British soldiers, half of them drivers, began transporting fuel to UK petrol stations in an effort to control shortages and reduce waiting taxes.
Shortages have been felt especially at gas stations across the country in recent days due to the lack of fuel available due to the lack of lorry drivers, which has exacerbated the shortage of food items in supermarkets.
The shortage of Govt-19 and approximately 100,000 lorry drivers and the increase in bureaucracy for professionals from other countries to work in the region after Brexit led the British government to announce a series of measures to address the shortage of these drivers. All in all, it prevents fuel depreciation at gas stations and disruptions in the supply of goods to supermarkets.
On September 25, Johnson announced the issuance of 5,000 temporary visas Professionals from other countries should work in the region. The report was prepared by the British Department of Transportation, which described a three-month offer for tanker and food truck drivers to ease the situation in the region at least until Christmas.
Transportation department leaders said the move was not enough and that about 100,000 additional workers would be needed. Representatives of the transport and meat and poultry industry blamed the inability to hire Europeans without work visas after Brexit and the evacuation of thousands of EU citizens living in the UK during the epidemics to their home countries.
Johnson defended his country’s exit from the EU, precisely because he did not have to employ low-wage workers, thus forcing companies to pay their employees better.
“The way forward is to pull the lever of fleeing immigration and not allow large numbers of people,” Johnson said, adding that there are strict restrictions on EU citizens obtaining work visas in the UK. “For decades we have counted working people, mainly from EU expansion countries, who were willing to do this work for low wages, so they are now geeks.”
He stressed that the specific problem at gas stations is the increased “drag effect” caused by fuel shortages among drivers as demand increases. He also recalled that the shortage of lorry drivers affects other countries such as the United States, China and Poland.
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