UK cabinet split over solution to lorry driver shortage

Meeting on Friday expected to seek compromise over whether to recruit drivers from abroad

A cabinet split is hampering the government’s efforts to deal with the nationwide shortage of lorry drivers that threatens fuel supplies at some petrol stations and caused some panic-buying of fuel on Friday, the Guardian has learned.

Ministers are divided about the best way to solve the shortage of truck drivers, with a meeting on Friday afternoon expected to seek a compromise over whether to recruit more drivers from abroad.

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