The cause of our food and petrol shortages is Brexit – yet no one dares name it

Press quote (The Guardian)
24 September 2021

As Sam Lowe, trade sage at the Centre for European Reform, puts it drily: “We did make a big decision to differentiate ourselves from our neighbours.”

For one thing, as Lowe says, it was not “baked in” to the act of leaving the EU that, for example, we’d make it so much more difficult for hauliers to operate here.