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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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