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Lorry Driver U-Turn? Boris Johnson Considers 'Temporary' Plan To Ease Shortages Amid Fuel Panic Buying

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25.09.2021
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Boris Johnson is considering temporary measures to tackle the shortage of lorry drivers after being rocked by news stories about closed petrol forecourts and empty supermarket shelves.

Downing Street insisted on Friday night that any measures introduced would be “very strictly time-limited” amid reports UK immigration rules would be relaxed to allow more foreign drivers into the country.

No. 10 would not confirm whether any decisions had been made, but transport secretary Grant Shapps had earlier promised to “move heaven and earth” to get the situation solved.

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