The Prime Minister has said on Tuesday that there is “no alternative” to the labour shortages in the UK and denied that there is a crisis in the country.
Boris Johnson said he is “not worried” over the UK’s staffing shortages which has led to the country almost running dry of fuel at the pumps.
There are butcher and abattoir staffing shortages which has led to pig farmers being forced to shoot dead healthy animals.
Rising inflation rates could cancel out wage growth, but Johnson has dumbed this down and said the long term-hopes are on a high wage with a high skilled economy following Brexit.
The Prime Minister was asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme if there was a crisis, to which he replied, “No.”
He said, “I think that, on the contrary, what you’re seeing with the UK economy, and indeed the global economy, is very largely in the supply chains the stresses and strains that you’d expect from a giant waking up, and that’s what’s happening.”
Labour Party chair Anneliese Dodds said the Prime Minister “is so out of touch that he can’t see a crisis when it’s staring him in the face.”
Dodds slammed Johnson as she said teachers were unable to travel get to school because they could not find petrol, then there will be millions who will struggle once the £20 universal credit is cut on Wednesday.
The Labour MP said, “It is a crisis made in Downing Street and it’s the Prime Minister’s responsibility to sort it out.”
Johnson told ITV News, “In a famous phrase, there is no alternative.
“There is no alternative.
“We can do much, much better by becoming a higher wage, higher productivity economy. And, what I think … we’ve got a fantastic supply chain, fantastically clever people work on our logistics, and they will fix all these problems.”
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