‘It's ridiculous!’ Calvin Robinson slams remoaners for blaming shortages on Brexit

Over the weekend UK drivers rushed to petrol stations and supermarkets amid concerns over fuel and food shortages in recent weeks. Speaking to Express.co.uk, conservative commentator Calvin Robinson claimed it was “ridiculous” the shortages are being blamed on Brexit.

He said: “It’s ridiculous that shortages are being blamed on Brexit; we’re just coming out of a global pandemic, the economic and logistical consequences of that are far-reaching.

“There are food shortages in Australia and labour shortages in the United States, neither of which can be blamed on Brexit.

“It’s lazy sensationalist reporting from the Remain camp – we got Brexit done, let’s move on.”

A recent poll of 1,977 adults conducted by Opinium found the impact of the coronavirus pandemic was considered to be the number one factor behind the shortages with 76 percent believing this to be the case.

The fuel industry has also recently released a joint statement with BP, Shell and Esso reassuring the public that fuel supplies will return to normal in the coming days.

They said: “There is plenty of fuel at UK refineries and terminals and demand will return to its normal levels in the coming days.”

However, according to the Road Haulage Association the UK needs 100,000 more HGV drivers in order to make up for the shortage.

Earlier this month, the UK Government announced 50,000 more HGV driving tests would be made available to encourage more people into lorry driving to meet the shortage.

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Mr Robinson said: “Gina Miller calling her party ‘True & Fair’ is kind of ironic, surely?

“I’m pleased to see she’s going the democratic route this time and standing for election, rather than trying to prevent and frustrate democracy through legal trickery. I wish her well.”

Ms Miller took the UK Government to court over a decision to trigger Article 50 when Theresa May was Prime Minister. Article 50, when triggered in 2017, began the UK’s withdrawal process from the European Union.

She also claimed victory after the Supreme Court ruled Boris Johnson’s advice to The Queen to suspend Parliament for five weeks ahead of an extended Brexit deadline of October 31, 2019 was unlawful.

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