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Boris Johnson warns supermarket shelves could be empty for months due to food shortages

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The Prime Minister has admitted that there are problems with supply, with a lack of hauliers and soaring demands for gas making for a perfect storm after the pandemic

A shortage of lorry drivers has led to issues at supermarkets like Tesco, with customers spotting empty shelves over the summer

Boris Johnson has warned that supermarket shelves could be empty for months raising fears over shortages in the run-up to Christmas.

The Prime Minister admitted the food sector was struggling from a lack of hauliers and soaring global gas demand as the world emerges from the pandemic.

He claimed the problems were temporary but was unable to rule out them lasting for months potentially ruining the festive season for millions of families.

Ahead of his arrival in the United States, the PM attempted to strike an upbeat note about supply chains recovering after the Covid crisis.

He told reporters on his plane: “We’re experiencing bottlenecks in all kinds…

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