Boris Johnson’s failures: he PRETENDED to launch taskforce tackling cost of living crisis

Empty shelves in the supermarket: this has become a common sight during Boris Johnson’s premiership. He said he had set up a taskforce to resolve supply-chain problems – but dissolved it within a month and it may never have met.

Boris Johnson wants to divert public attention away from his persistent dishonesty (and now his lawbreaking as well) by saying he’s concentrating on the priorities of the British people – but it seems this is just another lie.

The main priority facing us is rising prices – a crisis created entirely by Boris Johnson in his determination to ram Brexit down our collective throats, along with all the red tape, increased costs and transport difficulties that have been part and parcel of it.

He claimed to have created a “taskforce” to handle the so-called “supply chain” problems.

But we have since learned that this alleged organisation was abolished just days after Johnson announced it.

It may not have met even once.

In response to a parliamentary question from Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner in March this year, Michael Ellis, the current Cabinet Office minister, was forced to admit that the National Economic Recovery Taskforce (Logistics), announced on 14 September 2021, no longer existed.

“When the prime minister’s cabinet committee structures were refreshed, gov.uk was updated in October 2021 and this no longer included the National Economic Taskforce (Logistics),” he said.

Responding to a separate question, Mr Ellis declined to comment on whether the logistics taskforce had met “at least once” before it was removed from the list of cabinet committees.

Ms Rayner told The Independent this amounted to evidence that the government was “unprepared for the problems facing our country, which will only make the cost of living crisis worse.

“Now they’ve been caught creating a fake taskforce to hide the fact that they don’t have a plan to protect supply chains and ease the travel disruption Brits are experiencing.”

This is how Boris Johnson concentrates on the priorities of the British people. He pays lip-service to our problems – and then ignores them while he runs away… to another party, or whatever else he wants for himself.

Source: Boris Johnson’s supply chain ‘taskforce’ was abolished days after being announced, government admits

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