2 October 2021, 20:28
This was David Lammy’s damning take on the UK fuel crisis, as he criticized Boris Johnson for being “useless” and unable to “see around the corner” or “plan for a crisis.” “.
The conversation comes as industry executives have warned that fuel supplies “worsen” in London and the south-east of England as panicked buyers continue to leave forecourt dry and l he army was enlisted to drive tankers.
Soldiers will begin delivering petrol to forecourts across the UK from Monday in a drastic attempt to end the chaos that has overwhelmed pumps over the past week caused by a shortage of weight drivers heavy lifting in a post-Brexit Britain.
David said, “It’s not Cuba. Why can’t we get gasoline in this country?
“They don’t line up in Germany, they don’t line up in Spain, they don’t line up in France, despite the truck driver issues across Europe, so what’s the difference here?
“The difference is Boris Johnson who is useless, who cannot see around the corner, who cannot plan a crisis.
“It’s one thing to say Brexit is over, but what about how well Brexit works? Where was Boris’ plan? He had no plan.”
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David continued, “We left the customs union. Why would you come to this country if you can go to Spain or Germany without hassle? If just-in-time means you don’t just bring stuff, you take stuff back.
“Why would you want to come if you are now paying tariffs?” “
On the government’s commitment to introduce 5,000 visas for heavy truck drivers, David asked “how is this going to make a difference when we need 100,000?”
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