He pulled the pin, lugged the grenade into the room and locked the door and is now blaming everyone else for the fact the grenade exploded.Every day I believe that Johnson has surely reached breaking point with the electorate’s gullibility, and I’m constantly proved wrong. Today he achieved applause and plaudits from the Tory faithful as he outlined why the lack of staff in key sectors is all the fault of industry itself, and by implication nothing to do with any lack of post-Brexit planning. Can anyone remember during the ‘get Brexit done’ election a single mention of the need for industry and services to improve their training, increase investment levels and raise wages in anticipation of the need to replace skilled EU workers in so many sectors?
So, having laid the blame squarely at the feet of industry itself, he will obviously continue to blame companies and organisations for the consequences for care homes, agriculture, fishing and services when shortages and company failures occur. It’s all down to you lot. We all want to see higher wages and greater investment in our companies and institutions, but I don’t remember him saying at the last election ‘we’re going to make all this happen by deliberately starving companies of key staff and force you to replace them by paying higher wages to new employees requiring fresh training, or not replace them by improving automation, and you’ve got 12 months to do it’. Yet he now presents this as a deliberate, planned strategy!
He is single-handedly responsible for this mess and he's blaming others.
How long before Brexit happened did we know what the immigration plans were? What the visa and travel restrictions were?
How many weeks were available to inject YEARS of training into unavailable people to fill the skills shortage?
Industries were crying out for information about visa, recruitment and training for years and were always fobbed off by the government.
This has become a complete cluster mess and Boris is the face of the campaign.