Although some Rejoiners have criticized Brexit for creating shortages across the UK, an industry insider has revealed that Britain’s departure from the EU has given the country instant benefits. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Logistics UK’s Alex Veitch hailed what he called a “brilliant story” about how the UK transformed its supply chains so quickly thanks to Brexit. Indeed, he also claimed that the UK had been ‘brilliant’ in adjusting its supply chains with the EU in such a short time.
He added: “You know, we’ve gone from our busy partner with reasonably light border controls to next time, our biggest trading partner having the kind of trade procedures we’ve had with the rest of the world all along, you know we did it with the government in five years.
“So we and the government have delivered some kind of almost high-speed, miniaturized version of all the trade procedures we have to go through to do business with China in about two years. It’s incredible.
“It’s a brilliant story.
“You know, I think we’re going, we’re going to leave this situation with a bigger, more valued, more stable and more resilient workforce than in the past.
“And we’ll be ready to go.”
Despite Remainers’ pessimistic fate over the UK exit, Mr Veitch was adamant in his belief that Brexit had been good for the UK.
When asked if the vote to quit turned out to be correct, he said: “In terms of a change in the way drivers are perceived and valued in society and the economy.
“And the whole logistics community in general, yes.”
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Sir David will work closely with the Prime Minister, No10 and the Treasury, and will be based in the Cabinet Office.
The Prime Minister said: “I am pleased that Sir David Lewis is joining the team working to ensure the sustainability of our supply chains across the UK as we recover from the pandemic.
“There are currently global supply issues that we are working with industry to mitigate and Dave brings a wealth of experience that will help us continue to protect our businesses and supply chains. “
Despite the problems in the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed that supply chains are starting to stabilize.
Last week, he claimed that lines for gasoline across the country would soon start to ease.
He added: “A lot of gasoline is now being transferred to people’s cars and now there are the first very timid signs of stabilization in the forecourt storage which will not be reflected in the queues yet, but it is is the first time we’ve seen more gasoline at the gas stations themselves.