Food shortages could last until Christmas, Boris Johnson admits
FAMILIES face a nightmare before Christmas as the delivery crisis could last months, Boris Johnson suggested today.
Fears that toys and turkeys could be in scarce supply have grown as the government scrambles to plug a desperate shortage of truckers.
This morning the PM said he agreed with Rishi Sunak that the chaos could stretch into the festive period.
The Chancellor has warned the shortages “are very real” and that “we’re seeing real disruptions in supply chains in different sectors”.
Pressed if he agreed, Mr Johnson told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that Mr Sunak was “right… but it depends how you interpret what he’s saying.”
Earlier Conservative Party Chair Oliver Dowden assured Brits would be able to get their Christmas dinner turkeys.
Making a cast iron guarantee he told Sky News: “We will make sure that people have their turkeys for Christmas.”
From tomorrow the army will start delivering petrol to forecourts to try to wrestle the fuel crisis back under control.