Huge queues at gas stations while the forecourt is drying up is just the tip of the iceberg, and worse is yet to come – says Lord Alan Sugar.
The forecourt was empty this week after major fuel companies and organizations said there weren’t enough truck drivers to fully supply all gas stations.
The UK is missing around 100,000 drivers – a number that has doubled since Brexit and Covid.
There have been warnings from major retailers that empty supermarket shelves and food shortages in restaurants and schools could get worse before Christmas in recent weeks.
A shortage of butchers could put Christmas meat stocks at risk. Due to the shortage of workers and drivers, huge numbers of animals could soon be slaughtered on their farms as well, industry experts said today.
Lord Alan Sugar said the ongoing concern about fuel shortages was “just the tip of the iceberg”.
The Apprentice star told the PA news agency: “It’s going back to Brexit. It goes back to the lies we were told by (Michael) Gove and (Boris) Johnson to convince the British to vote for Brexit. It’s been camouflaged a bit with Covid and now it’s striking home. It’s that simple. It hits home. “
Regarding the shortage of foreign truck drivers, he said: “They may have gone home because they were worried about getting Covid or something like that, or they misunderstood the meaning of Brexit, they may not want to register (to stay in the UK) in June.
“That’s just the tip of the iceberg, I’m afraid. The full effects of this ridiculous exit from the European Union have yet to hit us. “
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