UK PM says gas issues pushed by demand, immigration isn’t any answer


MANCHESTER, England, Oct 3 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned on Sunday any problem drivers had been having in filling up with petrol is because of demand and dominated out counting on immigration to spice up the numbers of truck drivers to ship the gas.

At the start of his governing Conservative Party convention, Johnson was once more pressed on how he was tackling Britain’s gas, gasoline and burgeoning Christmas meals crises.

“The way forward for our country is not to just pull the big lever marked uncontrolled immigration, and allow in huge numbers of people to do work,” he advised the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

“So what I won’t do is go back to the old failed model of low wages, low skills supported by uncontrolled immigration.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Paul Sandle

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he walks out of his hotel during the annual Conservative Party conference, in Manchester, Britain, October 3, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville