The "Premier" Boris Johnsonha declared that there is no supplies crisis and that the difficulties that Britons are experiencing, with queues for more than ten day before the gas stations, are linked with "the reactivation of the economy". In an interview with BBC radio 4, Johnson came to proclaim even that the United Kingdom is "a giant who is waking up".
Even so, the conservative leader admitted that only 127 truckers from countries of the European Union have asked for visas to supply the vacancies of distribution, far from the plans to hire 4,700 drivers during this month to alleviate the current situation, which has translated In the lack of fuel in gas stations and empty shelves in supermarkets.
The transport sector estimates that there would be to be able to cover 50,000 to 100,000 posts, dereasing mainly by Eastern Europe immigrants before Brexit and the pandemic. According to Johnson, the scarce number of truckers available from the EU is a demonstration that "we are facing a global scarcity".
This government is taking difficult long-term measures, "explained the" Premier "." We have completed Brexit, something that was very difficult to do, and now we have to deal with the great underlying problems. "
"We have worked with a low-cost immigration system system for too long," added the "Premier" in its radio interview. "This country has a natural ability to solve logistical problems and our supply chains are very strong. But what we can not do is to pull the crank where it says" immigration without control ".
During the Conference of the "Tories" in Manchester, Boris Johnson and several members of his cabinet have enhanced in a dialectical war with the employers of the transport sector and the meat sector, two of those affected by the lack of personnel.
The Exterior Secretary Liz Truss recalled that the United Kingdom is a market economy and said that the "Premier" "is not responsible for the products do not reach stores." The conservative deputy Chris Loder provoked the indignation of entrepreneurs by proclaiming that the current crisis "is an opportunity to destroy the supply chains of supermarkets, which have become commercial predators."
Interior secretary Priti Patel, daughter of Indian immigrants based in Uganda, intervened on Tuesday at the Conference of the Conservative Party and defended the hard line undertaken by the British government after Brexit, with the enforcement of a "merit system" By points to the Australian who is one of the stern of Europe and has translated into a drastic reduction in the number of immigrants of low qualification.
"We have finally finished with the freedom of movement," Patel presumed. "Our new system for points welcomes people for their skills and knowledge, and not because of the color of their passports, our new routes are attracting the best talents in the world, and we are taking our economy to reconstruct better"
"The British immigration system is under the control of the British government," the interior secretary stressed. "And despite what we have achieved we must be honest with the problems we still face and continue to face difficult issues, no matter how controversial and complex they are"Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 15:02