10 things you said...Boris Johnson warning supermarket shelves could stay empty in the months ahead

Boris Johnson has warned that supermarket shelves could stay empty in the months ahead, sparking fears of shortages in the run-up to Christmas.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 5:29 pm

The Prime Minister told reporters that the food sector was struggling due to a lack of hauliers and soaring gas demand, but claimed the problems were temporary.

Here is how you reacted:

Cheryl Clara Ohara: "No one's going to be able to afford foods the way the prices are going up on the VAT."

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Supermarkets have been hit by shortages across the UK. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Ian Slater: "Lack of people willing to work for peanuts, the housing crisis hasn't got any better so growing the population isn't the answer."

Steven Verb: "Here's a novel idea people. Go buy fruit and veg from a greengrocer, meat from a butcher, cheeses from a deli, markets etc. There's always plenty in stock. Stop relying on supermarkets."

Pam Cartwright: "Well keep on buying British - keep our farmers going."

Michelle Wood: "Only thing I have noticed a lack of is sparkling water especially in lidl, Asda and Home Bargains. Guess it's tap water for me now."

Sarah Mitchell: "As long as there's some sprouts left ill be happy."

Katy Banks: "But....there will still be chocolate won't there??"

Lorraine Letley: "I haven't seen any empty shelves and i go afterwork about 6.30 pm."

Paul Hardwick: "Well do something about it Boris!"

Michelle Hadland: "We know this already ... he's the PM . what's he going to do about it?"