Britain's Starmer hits fence in mock lorry driving test

Immediately after striking the object, an instructor sitting next to Starmer told him, "You would have failed your test."

Starmer answered the instructor, "Ok, very good," before buckling up again to finish the course.

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) says the country is facing a shortage of some 100,000 drivers, a result of workers leaving the industry, the pandemic putting a stop to driver training and testing for about a year, and post-Brexit immigration rules which prevent hiring drivers from Europe.

On Saturday (October 9) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would keep immigration rules under review, and did not rule out issuing more temporary visas in an effort to help ease a tanker driver shortage which has led to fuel shortages.

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