Christmas prices will rise in Britain, truckers say

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Reuters

By Guy Faulconbridge and Ben Makori TATSFIELD, England (Reuters) – Truck drivers have a cautionary message for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: an acute shortage of drivers is ratcheting up their wages and that will have a knock-on effect on prices for food and gifts in the run-up to Christmas. An air of chaos has gripped the world’s fifth-largest economy in recent days as a deficit of truckers left fuel pumps dry across the land, and a spike in European wholesale natural gas prices tipped energy companies into bankruptcy. The United Kingdom is short of around 100,000 truckers after tens …

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