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BBC Newsnight: What does ‘remodelling’ the UK economy look like?


Typical BBC commentary

October 04,2021

The government is asking us to view the fuel crisis and supply shortage as a turning point for the economy. But will voters buy that? Rishi Sunak has told Conservative party members that despite “challenges”, Brexit would foster a “culture of enterprise” and help the UK adapt to the modern world. His speech comes amid a difficult backdrop of rising food and energy prices, alongside supply chain disruption caused by a shortage of lorry drivers. The government has so far rejected demands from the haulage industry for it to increase the 5,000 temporary visas it plans for foreign drivers to plug shortfalls. Newsnight’s Political Editor Nick Watt and Sima Kotecha reports. Emily Maitlis is joined by Financial Secretary to the Treasury Lucy Frazer.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

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