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I made this last night because I had so many photos of #BrexitFoodShortages from yesterday's trip to the supermarket.
It's a bit shit, so very Brexit.
Needs a jaunty soundtrack
Things can only get worse...
I've been keeping notes on #BrexitFoodShortages for the past month or so.
Up until now this Sainsburys store has regular gaps but a low footfall in the 2 months since EUSS locked in.

In 2 weeks time it needs to help feed 10Ks students too.

I'm concerned

Are we just ignoring the Brexit food price increases that accompany the gaps #BrexitFoodShortages?

My elder neighbour likes sardines in sunflower oil once a week
Last wk I could buy her a can for 40p
Yesterday it cost Β£1.35

Supermarkets limited in wagon space cut loss leaders ImageImageImage
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It's just chicken & turkey.
It's just milkshake.
It's just cancer drugs in Northern Ireland.
It's just fishing.
It's just Erasmus.
It's just Belfast violence & port threats.
It's just 7K bank jobs.
It's just trade.
It's just farmers.
It's just musicians.

It's just been 8 months!
Obviously I can back all that up. Sources:

The @BritishPoultry Council have said that the Chicken Shortages in Nando's and KFC and Tesco's warnings about Christmas turkeys are because of Brexit.

As for the lack of milkshake and other issues...

The Road Haulage Association has cited Brexit labour shortages as the number 1 barrier to fixing the shortages.……
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A short 🧡on labour shortages.

Tl;dr: The situation is extremely serious. And without Government action, it is going to get worse, very soon.
Some UK food supply chains are now at breaking point.
And, yes, Christmas is at risk.
The results of an @FDFScotland survey last week of companies in the food & drink supply chain is a big, flashing, warning sign:
πŸ‘‰93% of companies have vacancies they are struggling to fill
πŸ‘‰97% believe that situation will be worse in future.
A focus on solutions to labour shortages is more important than debating the causes.

BUT, Brexit has been an enormous shock to the labour market; a Brexit implemented in the middle of a pandemic, when supply chains were already straining.
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I just scrolled through a month's worth of @UKLabour tweets. 100s.

Not one word on #Brexit or #BrexitFoodShortages.

Not one.

The largest progressive party in Europe. Silent, as the #VoteLeave regime destroys the country.

The biggest failure of opposition in my lifetime.🀦
@Keir_Starmer: You demand we embrace the far right coup which has enabled obscene corruption, destroyed our influence, decimated exports, eroded standards and accelerated the gap between rich and poor.

Come to my door and tell me why. Follow me and DM me for the address.
Think I'm making it up? Try it for yourself. You'll wear your thumb out looking for a mention of Brexit in @UKLabour's official twitter feed.
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A short thread to educate Daubney on why his #brexitfoodshortages are a direct result of the thing he wanted which he didn't understand 1/
Fresh food is imported in trailers with chillers designed to carry food stuffs safely and efficiently, those trailers aren't cheap, and they aren't plentiful. So the haulage shortage in the UK isn't just drivers, its also trailer units and tractor units. #brexitfoodshortages 2/
Before we left the Single Market and Customs Union a chilled trailer bought in imports, dropped its load, picked up another chilled load & moved it within the UK, sometimes several loads, then picked up some exports (fish, meat, processed foods etc.) and took them to the EU 3/
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@HandCNews @NationwidePlc Not just the food imports & distribution itself hit with difficulties, but the means of growing our own - and we aren't even into full post-Brexit rules yet (October 1st for documents, January 1st for proper physical checks)

#BrexitFood #BrexitReality… Image
Call from @Foodanddrinkfed for solutions to address #BrexitFood import issues
"Failure to do so will have very significant implications for our industry, for cross-border trade in essential products + ingredients & ultimately for UK shoppers and consumers"
Further to that πŸ‘† call, look at what @adampayne26 says here:
"The clear message from across government is we want to build a resilient domestic workforce, and not rely on immigration to do this”
That plan is madness.
We've #FoodShortages now
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