Now that the initial buzz following ‘freedom day’ is over, it’s clear the country still faces substantial challenges
First there were empty supermarket shelves and “pingdemic” staff shortages, now Nandos is out of chicken and the car industry short of chips. It’s an unusual state of affairs for a country where normality was supposed to resume a month ago.
After the lifting of most pandemic restrictions on the government’s 19 July “freedom day”, the long hard slog of Covid-19 was meant to be all over bar the shouting. Britain’s economic potential would be unleashed, allowing for the fastest growth since the second world war.
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