NO MORE IMMIGRATION
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister stated last Sunday that, he would not go back to “uncontrolled immigration” to resolve gas, fuel and Christmas food catastrophes, signifying such tensions were part of a phase of post-Brexit modifications.
At the beginning of his Conservative Party’s session, the UK Prime Minister was again compelled to guard his government against grievances from those not able to get petrol for their cars, retailers warning of Christmas scarcities, and gas companies tackling with an upsurge in wholesale prices.
Boris Johnson had wanted to utilize the conference to turn the page on more than 18 months of Covid-19 and to progress on his 2019 election promises to confront regional inequity, crime and social care.
The UK Prime Minister instead finds himself on the back foot nine months after Britain concluded its exit from the European Union.
He said in a statement that, “The way forward for the UK is not to just pull the big lever declared uncontrolled immigration, and let in an enormous number of individuals to work… So what I will not do is go back to the old, botched model of low wages, low skills backed by uncontrolled immigration”.
“When public voted for change in 2016 and … again in 2019, they voted for the conclusion of a broken model of the UK economy that depended on low wages and low skill and long-lasting low productivity, and we are progressing away from that.” It was the nearest Boris Johnson has come to confessing that Britain’s exit from the EU had added to tensions in supply chains and the labour force, widening everything from fuel deliveries to possible shortages of turkeys for Christmas.
While the UK government intends to provide thousands of temporary visas to poultry workers and foreign truck drivers, the UK Prime Minister was clear he will definitely not “open the taps of immigration”, once more shifting the accountability to businesses to boost wages and entice more workforce. Scarcities of workforces after Brexit and the pandemic have spread confusion in some segments of the UK economy, disturbing deliveries of fuel and medicines.