In the UK, a shortage of lorry drivers has left us with supply issues that have led to mass panic buying in petrol stations across the country.
Thanks to significant factors like Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic there are fewer drivers to make deliveries of goods.
In an attempt to alleviate the shortages which led to the crisis, the government is introducing temporary visas for foreign lorry drivers.
Under the plans, 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers can receive special visas entitling them to work in the UK in the run-up to Christmas, until Christmas Eve – a busy period in these industries.
But, in a clip that originally aired on Good Morning Britain and later reshared widely on Twitter, a Polish lorry driver made his thoughts on the temporary visa very clear.
The truck driver said: “I do not think anyone would want to relocate 3-months just to help the British sort out their Christmas.”
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In response to criticism, the Conservative’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show that the government did not want to “undercut” British workers, but wouldn’t “stand by and watch queues forming”.