In 2016, Warburtons' boss said: “Brexit is a very good thing to have happened. We could either continue to be in the European Union and wait for it all to collapse around us, or we could make our own way out of it and crack on as an independent nation. We decided the latter.”
"We have shortages of staff, shortages of supplies and shortages of skills. It’s largely happened because of the promises that your party made on Brexit which have not been delivered," Labour's David Lammy told Shapps.
“During the whole Brexit campaign we were promised seamless trade with the EU, but it’s not happened and it’s being cloaked behind Covid excuses, and once we get over this hole of Covid problems, people will see Brexit as being a huge problem," the UK brewery boss told TLE.
The National Farmers’ Union has asked the government to bring in a Covid Recovery Visa which would enable UK companies to recruit from abroad.
"The U.K. will no doubt create its own standard. We don’t like unelected bureaucrats making rules," wrote one Twitter user.
“This is what bandit capitalism looks like. Ordinary people are going to pay the price in rising costs and fuel poverty while these directors apparently get to walk away wealthy. "
Wholesale gas prices have registered a 250 per cent increase since Brexit - threatening consumers' pockets despite pre-referendum promises that "fuel bills will be lower for everyone".
Food industry bosses have warned the problem is a “national security issue”.
It came after the PM dressed up in full gear as he and the chancellor visited apprentices at the company's training academy.