Brexit has delivered! Industry insider rubbishes Rejoiner fears over HGV and supply crisis


Although some Rejoiners have criticised Brexit for creating shortages across the UK, one industry insider has revealed Britain’s departure from the EU has given the country instant benefits. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Alex Veitch of Logistics UK praised what he called a “brilliant story” of how the UK has transformed its supply chains so quickly thanks to Brexit. Indeed, he also claimed the UK had been “brilliant” in adapting its supply chains with the EU in such a short time.

He added: “You know, we have moved from our busy partner having reasonably light controls at the border to by next time, our biggest trade partner having the kind of trade procedures that we’ve had with the rest of the world forever, you know, we’ve done that with the government in what will be five years.

“So we and the Government delivered a sort of almost a high speed, miniaturised version of all the trade procedures that we have to do to trade with China in about two years. It’s incredible.

“It’s a brilliant story.

“You know, I think we’ll, we’ll leave this situation with a bigger, more valued, stable, more resilient workforce than we had in the past.

“And we’ll be good to go.”

Despite the doom and gloom from Remainers over the UK’s exit, Mr Veitch was emphatic in his belief that Brexit had delivered for the UK.

Asked whether voting to Leave had been proven right, he said: “In terms of the change to the way that drivers are perceived and valued in society and the economy.

“And the whole logistics community in general, yes.”

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Sir David will work closely with the Prime Minister, No10 and the Treasury, and will be based in the Cabinet Office.

The Prime Minister said: “I’m pleased that Sir David Lewis is joining the team who have been working on future-proofing our supply chains across the United Kingdom as we recover from the pandemic.

“There are currently global supply issues which we are working with industry to mitigate and Dave brings a wealth of experience which will help us continue to protect our businesses and supply chains.”

Despite the issues seen around the country, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has revealed supply chains are beginning to stabilise.

Last week, he claimed queues for petrol around the country would soon begin to ease.

He added: “A lot of petrol is now being transferred into people’s cars and there are now the first very tentative signs of stabilisation in the forecourt storage which won’t be reflected in the queues as yet, but it’s the first time we’ve seen more petrol in the petrol stations itself.



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