Anti-BBC group complains about report linking supply chain issues to Brexit
An anti-BBC campaign group has complained about a news report that linked supply chain issues to Brexit.
Defund The BBC took exception to Welsh broadcaster Huw Edwards saying on the News at Ten that experts have said that the “effects of Brexit” are “partly to blame” for shortages.
The Wetherspoons pub chain has said some of its pubs have run out of some beer, with Heineken, Carling and Coors among the brands affected.
Heineken and brewer Molson Coors said that like many in the industry, they had been hit by a shortage of HGV drivers.
Coca-Cola has said Diet Coke was unavailable in some supermarkets owing to the driver shortage.
Hauliers have blamed on Covid and Brexit for the UK facing a shortage of lorry drivers and have called for immigration rules to be changed to allow EU drivers to return.
But the UK Government has consistently dismissed the call, saying that the haulage industry and retailers need to be training new UK drivers.
When introducing a piece on the recent supply chain issues, Huw Edwards said: “The Wetherspoons chain said a number of its pubs have run out of some brands of beer because of problems with supplies.
“A shortage of lorry drivers is said to be an important factor in recent problems with logistics across the food and drink industry.
“Experts say the pandemic is partly to blame, as are the effects of Brexit.”
The whole world is grappling with supply chain issues and yet the anti-British Broadcasting Corporation are desperately trying to pin it on Brexit.
— Defund The BBC (@DefundBBC) September 2, 2021
In response Defund The BBC said: “The whole world is grappling with supply chain issues and yet the anti-British Broadcasting Corporation are desperately trying to pin it on Brexit. Your campaigning failed, get over it!”