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Government have reacted too slowly to shortages - now we are seeing the impact

7 5 12

Has our government fallen asleep at the wheel?

Over the last few weeks it has become increasingly clear that a crisis has been brewing.

It started with the odd item temporarily disappearing from our shelves and restaurants and pubs complaining of a shortage of staff. Initially the so-called ‘pingdemic’ masked some of the deeper causes of the issues.

But we then had reports of labour shortages in our fields and on our farms and it wasn’t long before warnings started to grow that the UK was on the verge of a much bigger crisis, should action not be forthcoming.

Sadly, little action seems to have followed and that which has been done appears to have had little positive impact.

And so today we find the region and the country panic buying over fears of fuel running out and trying to contemplate the........

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