The delicate balance of the 'just in time' supply chain has been destroyed - probably forever - and that is, in the main, a direct result of our abrupt and untimely exit from the EU. Our useless administration will attempt to continue to cite Covid as the prime cause for their U-Turns and failures, but they are incompetent liars who will do anything to save their jobs in the short term, and - in my opinion - do not deserve any respect for the success of the vaccination program engineered by far worthier people than they will ever be in their brief wielding of political power.
They are terrified of losing the votes of the elderly as is traditional with the least intelligent of Tory administrations, and they believe that the working class votes of the North which brought them unexpected and undeserved seats there at the last election will magically reappear next time, but they will not. There will be much more damage done before this is fully understood by what passes for Whitehall mandarin wisdom in the next few months.
They have raised unavoidable taxes for the poor and essential workers to try to plug a hole in the deep sink of the national debt rather than upset potential voters by slightly increasing other income-related taxes which may not be so popular with the electorate who they are depending on to keep their jobs when the shit really hits the unguarded fan.
We have never had it so bad.