‘Bitter Brexit shock!’ Brazen Germany mocks Britain with outrageous list of shortages
While Britain adapts to life outside the EU, a German publication has taken the opportunity to revel in some of the issues in the UK. Although countries in the EU have been hit by high gas prices and a shortage of lorry drivers, NTV has identified a list of issues the UK is experiencing. In its incredible outburst, the publication names: a shortage of lorry drivers, bus drivers, bouncers, butchers, fruit and vegetables, caregivers and Christmas trees.
Accompanying their attack on the UK, the publication claimed “shortages” had now become the buzzword of the British media.
It said: “There is hardly a word that appears more frequently in the British media than ‘shortages’.
“Not a week goes by without an industry complaining about a lack of applicants or missing goods.
“It is true that the supply chains are disrupted worldwide after the economic upturn after the Corona crisis.
“But the UK is hit particularly hard, because Brexit adds another bitter shock.”
While the UK has suffered some issues, namely in terms of lorry drivers and workers in the food industry, there have been driver shortages across Europe.
In the EU, many businesses have now begun to warn of not just driver shortages but consequently, supply shortages.
According to industry figures, Germany is suffering a shortage of 80,000 drivers, and 400,000 across the EU as a whole.
Shortages have also been felt globally due to the price of containers.
Due to the pandemic, prices have surged with some experts calling for action over the high value of containers.
According to Freightos, the value of a container moving from Europe to China has risen by 45.7 percent.
For the returning route, the container now costs $14,703 (£10,680), which is an increase of 859.7 percent.
From China to the northeast American coast, container prices now stand at $17,970, an increase of 1,250 percent.
Heading to China from the same destination, the price is $907 – an increase of 122.9 percent.
These high prices have caused bottlenecks in the global supply chain.
Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg.