Boris Johnson out on the by election campaign trail in North Shropshire Part Four …

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“Mr Johnson, Shropshire Star, have you enjoyed your visit to this haulage firm, today?”

“What’s your answer to the staffing crisis in the haulage sector?”

“You came here today to talk about the sterling work HGV drivers do and not Brexit. And to pose for photographs in a hi-vis vest looking like a real trucker?”

“Only kidding, Mr Johnson, but I never mentioned Brexit.”

“So what’s your answer to the labour and skill shortages that haulage companies, building companies, bus companies, waste companies … are facing?”

“Priti Patel says we need to grow our own domestic work force and we know you’re good at propagation. How many kids is it, now, six or seven, Mr Johnson?”

“But it takes nine months and eighteen years to bring a human bred in the fertile soil of Britain to the labour market. What do employers do in the mean time, Mr Johnson?”

“Isn’t that your old fridge from the 2019 General Election?”

“I bet you wish it was a TARDIS …”

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