Boris Johnson has become the Voldemort of British politics. A few in Government and opposition are saying the word loudly. It has gone from being repeated with a numbing frequency to becoming the unnameable cause. Boris Johnson was talking about Brexit choices; that’s it, he said it. And he did not mean it with a sense of noble mission when he said cause. Boris Johnson refers to Brexit choices as the main reason for the multiple crises afflicting the United Kingdom today.
Remember the shortage that heralded the other two, which made headlines before there was a lack of gasoline for cars and not enough gas to heat homes. People need carbon dioxide (CO2) for soft drinks, meat products, and keeping food fresh, but it has shortages. Even though in a shortage of CO2, Northern Ireland is not affected by the lack of CO2. Do you know why: Northern Ireland is still part of the single market for goods. It means it can supply its bottling plants with CO2 in continental Europe, and the rest of the UK was not so lucky. To pay an undisclosed, albeit the British Government forcing people to share of public money to an American company to keep open their two CO2 plants, due to Brexit.
Present in one crisis after another, it is the connecting thread. It is not the only explanation. Despite staying in the European Union, the crisis exposed Britain to shortages of gas than its continental neighbors. Because of the political decision to maintain much smaller reserves. A factor is attributable to the inability of the Government not to Brexit.
Shortage Of Truck Drivers
But the UK is experiencing the rest of the problems. It can attribute far much to that fateful decision and how controlled it. The empty shelves of supermarkets, like the shortage of beer in the bars, result from problems in the supply chain. In other words, that were a shortage of truck drivers in the UK.
The shortage of truckers has affected the whole of Europe, and COVID-19 has worsened by slowing down the training of newcomers. The combination of Brexit and COVID-19 caused many EU-born drivers to return to their countries of origin. It led to a severe problem in the UK. Brexit was the reason for increasing difficulties for UK companies to hire truck drivers from the continent and EU drivers to operate in the UK.
Formerly, a vehicle from Lodz, Poland, could take a trip that included Leicester and Lyon. Now, the British side represents such a big political mess that it is not worth it. It shouldn’t surprise us. One of the trade experts at the Center for European, Sam Lowe, puts it bluntly that they made a big decision to differentiate themselves from their neighbors.
Or the testimony of Paul Kelly, a major supplier of Essex turkeys now in trouble. The reason we are having all these problems is entirely Brexit and nothing else. The problem is the shortage of labor; people who came to the country to stay are no longer allowed in.
The words of Becton Dickinson, the leading supplier of blood collection tubes for the National Health Service, when asked about the reasons for the shortage of sample bottles that have caused GPs to discontinue tests during most of September. Such as blood tests, “Transport problems,” and “UK border problems,” Border problems. He wonders what that is.
Consider Other Options
With queues at the gas station and empty shelves, supporters of staying with the phrase will tempt the EU to utter “we told you so,” but the truth is that the picture that the so-called “fear project” envisioned was relatively less apocalyptic.
Lowe says that, on the one hand, that is only telling half the story. However, on the other hand, leaving the EU was not “built-in” to make it difficult for truckers to operate in the UK. We see the consequence of the specific agreement with Europe that Boris Johnson chose to sign before Brexit choices. Other options would have kept us closer.
Even so, talking about Brexit now has to do more than score points for a debate in 2016. The value of raising the issue again is in finding a way out of immediate crises. Of course, train British drivers and improve salaries in the industry is the best permanent solution. However, the need to incentivize and enable EU carriers to work in the UK is clear for the short term.
Identify The Problems
A few days ago, the UK Government opposed the same ideological dogmatism that shaped its final agreement to leave the EU. In last month by the Secretary of Transportation, Grant Shapps, in a communication to the deputies that he does not support the use of foreign labor to solve a long-standing problem in the transportation industry.
Now there are signs of a 180-degree turn, with the prime minister reportedly keen to waive the post-Brexit rules that have got the UK into this mess for EU drivers. Even it triggers the stampede from all sectors, and they cry out for a return to the free circulation of their products.
In Labor leader Keir Starmer’s 14,000-word essay The Way Ahead, Brexit only appears five times. Usually, he mentions it to talk regarding the past, which leaves labor with their arms tied behind their back. They were Formed with this succession of serial crises to beat the Government in the cardinal without the ability. In Labor MP Andrew Adonis’s words, Incredibly, an organization called the opposition is not opposing this for fear of mentioning the word Brexit.
The Government of the UK is now failing in one of its most fundamental duties that were ensuring vital basic needs. However, the fantastic thing is that it continues to lead in opinion polls. It will remain that way until the British dare to identify the central source of their problems. In the end, they defeated Voldemort. But first, you had to name it.