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/
But thanks to Martin wanting to leave the EU, the Single Market, Customs Union etc. etc. in fact he was a big fan of a WTO only hardest of Brexit what happens now is IF a load comes into the UK the lorry returns empty straight away. #brexitfoodshortages 4/
So this has a massive problem for UK supply chains, the loss of cabotage from leaving the SM and CU is the sole reason the supply chain is collapsing, and thats 100% on Martin and his #BrexitDisaster 5/
But Covid I here you cry, which does play a role, but is transitory in nature, and if you look at the rules for Haulage drivers are exempt from all the quarantine rules etc as long as they enter on a negative test #brexitfoodshortages 6/
So why are the lorries returning empty you ask? Well, remember the fisherfolk that Daubney claimed to be fighting for, well they are utterly screwed on exports of fresh and processed goods, the paperwork to move goods to our largest export market are costly and time consuming 7/
So there isn't the export volume for chilled trailers, and add in the time and paperwork thats needed, along with pre clearing at the Nigel Farage dogging site and customs post in Ashford and its not worth it. #brexitfoodshortages 8/
This also means a lot of the chilled capacity that is taking the UK exports to the EU is from UK hauliers, which takes more capacity out of the internal haulage market in the UK, its a mess that a few army drivers won't fix. #brexitfoodshortages 9/
So why is Daubney pretending its not happening, well, he has no choice, he dare not admit his #Brexit is a shitshow, and his demands for a hard Brexit on WTO terms would have been even worse, he's done more damage to the UK than any nefarious actor could have ever imagined! 10/
So food shortages are real, food price inflation is real, the poorest being hit hardest is real, the only unreal part is Daubneys denial of it all! #brexitfoodshortages 11/

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A lot of comment on the recent impact of #Brexit on UK goods trade, both imports for supply chain, and exports for finished goods and components, but, was this just the product of a systemic post #Brexit decline? or something else? A thread to help @RishiSunak understand! 1/
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So now we have a metric what about the data?

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