British businessmen rebel against Johnson: They will be the consumers who end up paying

The British Government has decided to deliver a pulse with the entrepreneurs on behalf of the supply crisis, which forced the "deployment" of 200 soldiers on

British businessmen rebel against Johnson: They will be the consumers who end up paying

The British Government has decided to deliver a pulse with the entrepreneurs on behalf of the supply crisis, which forced the "deployment" of 200 soldiers on Monday to alleviate the lack of fuel in the Gas Stations of London and southern England. The fire opened it by the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who assured that the Premier Boris Johnson "is not responsible for what is in stores" and blamed entrepreneurs for the situation: "I do not believe in a controlled economy, by That we have a free market economy. "

The secretary of the Treasury Rishi Sunak tried to mediate in the fray expressed partially to entrepreneurs, but warning at the same time: "If we want a high productivity economy, which takes us to higher salaries, we have to take steps to make it possible."

Sunak picked up the Boris Johnson witness, which the previous day recognized that the problems we are seeing are due to the "adjustment period" after the EU output. Before the conference of the Conservative Party in Manchester, the secretary of the Treasury reiterated the blind faith of him in Brexit.

"I put my principles ahead, and proudly supported the departure. And that because despite the long-term challenges, I believe in the agility, flexibility and freedom that Brexit provides us, something very valuable for the global economy From the 21st century. Beyond that the proximity of a market, we want to renew our business culture, have will to face risks, be imaginative and inspire the changes we want to see at home. "

Outside the official script, the conservative deputy Chris Loder was even further and said that the current crisis "is an opportunity to destroy the supply chains of supermarkets, which have become commercial predators." "We may not like immediate effects," added Loder, "but the rupture of those logistics chains is in our best interest in the medium and long term."

In Manchester, in the meantime, the protests against the attitude of 'balloons outside' of the Government of Johnson led associations such as the National Union of Farmers (NFU). "We are angry, disturbed and extremely annoying," said the president of the NFU Minete Batters. "We have been clamoring for an emergency and recovery plan from the Covid that should have been launched a long time ago, precisely to avoid this scenario we are seeing."

"We are desperate to be able to tell the prime minister directly," said Minette Batters, who remembered more than 120,000 pigs can be sacrificed and incinerated in the coming days for the lack of personnel in slaughterhouses and meat processing plants. The President of the NFU recognized the indignation that has caused in the disdain sector with which Boris Johnson dispatched the crisis of the pig sector in his recent interview in the BBC: "We are talking about an industry that includes the killing of animals."

Nick Allen, Executive Director of the British Association of Meat Processors, warned that at the end "they will be the consumers who end up paying for government posture." "What is interesting is that the government is happy forbidding the entry of cheap labor and yet it continues to import products from countries with access to that workforce," Allen stressed.

As the case of the transport sector (with vacancies estimated between 50,000 and 100,000 conductors in previously covered places mainly by Eastern Europe immigrants), Boris Johnson assured that the meat sector is "another example in which salaries will have to climb for Attract British workers. "

The Premier stressed that when people voted for Brexit, he bet of leaving behind "an economic model that supported under low wages, low labor qualification and low productivity." Johnson, who has granted a temporary extension of up to 5,000 visas for carriers and more than a thousand for the poultry sector, warned that it can not return to "uncontrolled levels of immigration", something that will also insist on Tuesday the interior secretary Priti Patel (driver of the drastic point immigration system to the Australian who entered into force after Brexit).

The struggle between the government and the entrepreneurs put the backdrop to the 'Operation Escalin', as the 'deployment' of 200 soldiers has been baptized to alleviate supply problems in gas stations. "This solution is not the panacea, what we need is a long-term strategy to prevent something from happening again," warned Brian Madderson, president of the Association of Oil Retailers (PRA).

Soldiers have received instructions to tip over the London and Southeast England supply, the area most affected by lack of fuel. At first time of Monday morning, a group of soldiers in combat uniform arrived at a gas station from Hemel Hempstead to support the tasks of supply. Most of the military participating in the operation belong to the third logistic support regiment of the land army and have been training in their unusual commitment together with civilian personnel.

"The objective is to free the distribution drivers in the areas most affected by the lack of fuel," said The Times close to the Secretary of Companies Kwasi Kwarteng, who personally supervises the situation. The military logistical support will continue at the moment until the fuel supply is stabilized in the most affected areas of the country. In Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales the situation was already on Monday of relative normality.

Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 15:46

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