Tory peer hits back at PM’s attempt to blame business for shortages

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One of Britain’s most vocal pro-Brexit businessmen has hit back at Boris Johnson’s claim that the industry is to blame for labor shortages that have disrupted the supply of goods since the EU’s withdrawal.

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Lord Wolfson, the next chief executive and Tory colleague, said the government’s post-Brexit immigration policy was creating “chronic” problems for many sectors, including restaurants, care homes, small businesses, hospitals, fruit farms and warehouses.

And he said the prime minister’s call to fill the labor gap by paying domestic workers more put them at greater risk of a “1970s-style inflation spiral”.

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Mr Johnson angered many in the business community, blaming a lack of HGV drivers to supply fuel and supermarket food on a history of low wages and poor conditions in the region rather than Brexit.

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