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THE National has covered Brexit’s serious consequences for businesses in great detail – but sometimes you have no other option but to laugh at the mess we're in.

After Nando’s had to close a number of restaurants due to a shortage of chicken caused by supply chain problems, McDonald's found a major problem with its popular milkshakes for the very same reason.

Firms across a raft of sectors have been battling with this supply drama largely due to a severe shortage of lorry drivers following post-Brexit EU immigration rules.

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In a news segment reminiscent of the famous “I’ve had to go to Burger King” moment from the Great KFC Outage of 2018, ITV’s Peter Smith went to Glasgow to find out how Scots were reacting to this latest supply problem.

The first man he approached said he was “disappointed”. Asked what he would do now, he told the journalist: “Probably go ... there’s an ice cream shop around the corner. Probably go get a milkshake from the ice cream shop.”

“Got to try and figure it out all by yourself now,” replied the reporter.

Another woman explained that she always got milkshakes on her McDonalds trip but appeared upset to learn of the shortage.

A final man told Smith he was “distraught”.

The clip went wild on Twitter, being viewed more than one million times.

“ITV News making the McDonald’s milkshake shortage out like a global pandemic,” joked one viewer.

Others weren’t sure if the news package was tongue-in-cheek. “Can't tell if this is a parody or genuinely serious. Reminds me of 'The Day Today',” added Oliver Jenks.

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Meanwhile, a McDonald's spokesperson said the group is “working hard to return these items to the menu”.

He said: “Like most retailers, we are currently experiencing some supply chain issues, impacting the availability of a small number of products.

“Bottled drinks and milkshakes are temporarily unavailable in restaurants across England, Scotland and Wales.

“We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank our customers for their continued patience.”