Readers give their verdict on the government’s handling of the crises affecting the fuel, energy and haulage industries
Your analysis of the causes of the supply chain crisis is helpful from a factual perspective, but misses the point (Is Brexit or Covid to blame for Britain’s supply chain crisis?, 24 September). The cause matters not; both have happened on this government’s watch and therefore it is their role to minimise the impact of both, especially on those least able to cope with the consequences. So let’s conflate the two into Coxit, as in “Boris Coxit up”.
• Shortage of petrol delivery drivers. Shortage of GPs. Shortage of turkeys for Christmas. Quite obviously it is the government’s fault, but what’s the root cause? The solutions are quite simple. Pay HGV drivers a better wage and give them better working conditions. Train and employ more GPs to give them more time with each patient. That means us paying more for goods and services. It means us paying more in taxes. But that is the last thing any supermarket or any government wants to tell us. So whose fault is it?