British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking to reporters before the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, argued that the fuel crisis has subsided, although long gasoline lines continue in some parts of the country.
Acknowledging that the British economy is facing “tension” after Brexit, Johnson stressed that “uncontrolled immigration” will not solve labor market problems that have led to long petrol lines and empty shelves at grocery stores.
“Rishi is right”
Boris Johnson, after a journalist recalled the words of Finance Minister Rishi Sunak that the problems could continue until Christmas, “Rishi is always right in everything he says.” said.
Conservative Party leader Johnson is concerned about whether to issue more temporary visas to keep supermarket shelves empty. “Ultimately, these businesses, these industries are the best solvers of their supply chain problems. The government can’t step in and fix every part of the supply chain.” he said.
“The industry needs to pay appropriate salaries”
Confessing that they knew long ago about the lack of drivers in road transport, Johnson argued that the post-Brexit economy is facing a restructuring period and that the way to get more heavy vehicle drivers is through the sector’s paying appropriate wages.
Due to the lack of heavy vehicle drivers after Brexit and the epidemic, there have been problems in the delivery of fuel to gas stations in the country in recent weeks.
While long queues form in front of the stations, it is seen that the shelves of dry food such as meat, fresh vegetables, fruits and pasta remain empty in the markets.