The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Business Secretary, on 27 September 2021.
The Government should be using every tool at its disposal to tackle the fuel and supply chain crisis that its complacency has helped cause, so this is the right thing to do. But it is ministers’ appalling and wilful intransigence that has got us to this point.
Ministers must urgently address the 100,000 HGV driver shortfall, which is at the root of this chaos. With every hour and day that goes by the public will feel increasingly outraged by the incompetent and shambolic government that has brought us to this point.