Brexit attacked Great Britain with full force. No petrol crisis, no supply disruptions and no truck drivers. Meanwhile the fight at the pump has calmed down. A few weeks ago things were different. Many gas stations do not have petrol. There was a fight between the motorists.
And more than 100,000 truck drivers are missing. This shortage leads to empty shelves in supermarkets. Supermarkets have come up with something to save the eyes of the customers. Food photos to fill the gap. Fake carrots, oranges or asparagus.
“Mmhhh, delicious photo of asparagus”
In the empty shelves of the shelves hung a printed, deceptively real picture. Customers in Great Britain now have to be careful not to fall for a picture. “Look. The middle three rows are just photos,” a British woman wrote on Twitter about a photo of a laundry detergent shelf.
In addition to the confusion, pictures of the wrong products make people laugh on the internet. “Mmhhh, delicious photo of asparagus” someone jokes on Twitter.
One reason for the empty shelves: staff shortage due to Brexit. Due to stricter immigration rules, this can no longer be offset by short-term EU employees. In addition, after initial reports of sanctions, demand for fuels increased sharply.
Brexit is not the only cause of misery
The British government had called on the military to contain the fuel crisis. In addition, 5,000 temporary visas must be issued to truck drivers. However, there was very little interest in it. To solve the problem, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Robb, 47, suggested that prisoners and criminals should get behind the wheel.
However, Brexit is not the only reason for empty shelves. “It’s not just because of the shortage, but also because so many big stores are so big right now,” explains Brian Roberts.Defender. If there is a shortage of materials, these will appear especially empty. A well-known trick is that product photos are used to cover empty shelves. Now it will be used more and more. (jmh / AFP)
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