The 'Europe has driver shortages too' argument is so profoundly dimwitted and ineffective. Yes they do, but they are not in crisis. Why? Because they didn't severe their trading and immigration system in the middle of a pandemic.
It's really not complicated. Is it entirely to do with Brexit? No. Covid is also pertinent. Could Brexit have been pursued in a way that avoided this outcome? Yes. But was Brexit the chief cause? Absolutely.
A government that is still campaigning despite being in power!
Watching labour vote to nationalise utilities in the midst of this is Do you really want railways and energy brought under this umbrella of incompetence and corruption?
As opposed to private sector (foreign state owned) companies extracting dividends from them while still relying on UK state investment in the network?
It’s just arrogance of a Government. No need to listen, we know best etc.
Brexit still divides opinion but everyone can see the government incompetence. Good time for Labour to look competent and unified. (Checks news) Oh
Maybe there's a lesson there for voters. Maybe do not elect people of proven incompetence?
Also worth remembering that a 400,000 driver shortage spread out across the whole connected land mass of Europe will be much less problematic and noticable than a 100,000 driver shortage concentrated on one small, isolated island.
is it entirely incompetence? This "incompetence" is hiding a disaster capitalism narrative of NHS privatization, reduction of freedoms and electoral change + the media becoming toothless. It always happens at times of uncertainty and change, and it's always missed until too late.