|If you found yourself cruising the motorway this week you'll have surely seen illuminated 'no fuel' signs preceding nearly every service station.
The HGV driver shortage has been building under the surface for months and this seems only the start of our supply troubles. Brexit promised a hardline on immigration and we're seeing proof its succeeded.
We were promised that 'born and bred' British workers would be lining up to proudly fulfil the jobs our skilled immigrants left behind. Instead, we're calling on drivers to come out of retirement, and the army is on standby.
|After mass panic buying this week, the government made the decision to issue thousands of lorry drivers with temporary visas.
“I am not sure how many would want to go to the UK", Marco Digioia, the head of the European Road Haulers Associationadmitted however. More shortages are almost certain to follow, particularly in the build up to Christmas.
In times of crisis, Britain has historically looked overseas for skilled workers and it seems now is no different, despite so recently closing the borders to EU workers.