article said:The government on Sunday announced a plan to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers.
...I can't believe I actually read that.
Temporary visas? TEMPORARY?!
The freaking transport sector is strained in the UK for MONTHS, and this is how they hope to get them back? God dammit!
The rest of the article rightfully tears apart this pathetic attempt of the government to resolve the issue.
But honestly: I'm with Olaf Scholz (potential new German chanchellor) on this. Including the way how he puts it:
"The free movement of labour is part of the European Union, and we tried very hard to convince the British not to leave the Union. They decided differently. I hope they will manage the problems coming from that."
Well...I'd read the last part as "*snort* Heh... I sure hope they will manage the problems coming from that "decision". ", but it's the same gist.
And for good reason: many truck drivers searched for other jobs during the pandemic because it doesn't pay the value it provides society. The UK's not the only country who faces that problems. But they'll feel it the hardest because they rather cather to the racists in the UK than tackle the problem.