Turkey dinners are SAFE this Christmas despite delivery crisis, government vows

TURKEY dinners are SAFE this Christmas despite Britain's supply woes, Brits were reassured this morning.

Boris Johnson was told by his delivery pointman that families will be tucking into juicy birds while pulling crackers.

It's the latest showering of festive cheer after celebration-wrecking lockdown restrictions were ruled out.

In a briefing to Cabinet, top minister Steve Barclay admitted the country still faces delivery pressures – but crucially promised dining tables won't be hit with turkey shortages.

The PM's spokesman said Mr Barclay "alleviated concerns over potential Turkey shows just in the run up to Christmas."

He also suggested that Christmas trees will also be in abundance. For months Britain has been plagued by a delivery crisis because of a shortage of truck drivers.

It's meant shoppers have been met with empty shelves in supermarkets, with food particularly affected.

Ministers have been working round the clock to plug the hole by introducing a visa scheme and a driver recruitment blitz.

A Government source said: "We've taken swift and decisive action in different parts of our supply chains. 

"Thanks to this, our supply chains have steadied as we approach the Christmas period. Intensive work is still ongoing to ensure the resilience of UK industries."

The PM has promised that this Christmas will be better than last year's when London was plunged into snap restrictions before a nationwide lockdown.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said this weekend the Government intends to stick to Plan A and added: "We have ordered a turkey."

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