There seems to be a curious lack of calling out negative things that are a direct result of Brexit, blaming the pandemic for things that were otherwise functioning during the pandemic last year. Nando's running out of chicken the other day was reported by BBC News as being a result of the 'pingdemic' even though the same article stated Ireland and Northern Ireland, both coincidently still in the single market (well, essentially in the case of NI), were entirely unaffected.
It took the British Poultry Association to come out yesterday to say that the pandemic was nothing to do with the shortage, it was entirely down to Brexit and there will likely be Brexit-related issues for years to come. https://news.sky.com/story/food-industr ... s-12384770
So why wasn't that mentioned initially? I appreciate Nando's aren't going to come out with an all-guns blazing statement blaming Brexit, afterall they're just a restaurant chain trying to explain some of their sites are shut and imply they'll be back open shortly. Are BBC News trying to avoid offending GB News types who would rather bury their head in the sand about these issues? I wonder how some of these stories would have been reported if the pandemic hadn't happened.
In other news my friend who works at a tech company has come off maternity to find they're moving out of the UK to Galway as they can't survive the red tape and she'll be losing her job.