The recent horsemeat mislabelling scandal is a "major benefit to the UK economy" according to a government advisor, who points out that Romanian truckers are currently spending the equivalent of more than four billion pounds a year in Britain's roadside restaurants.
One truck-stop manager on the A2 road to Dover commented: "I can't believe the upturn in business. Romanian truckers are flashing 500 Euro notes and buying everything we can offer, double chips included. We can't get enough Danish bacon to satisfy demand."
P&O Ferries also report that demand from Romanian truckers is unprecedented, with queues of up to 72 hours. "They don't seem to mind," a spokesperson told our on-the-spot reporter, who was waiting to leave the country. "They seem to spend the time laughing and joking. I wish our British customers would be so patient."
Romanian trucker Gregore Chernoblysky said: "Rich picking we have in your Septic Isle, thank you for your economic downtown. Daddies of your little girls selling ponies for pennies and slaughterhouses in my home town don't give toss if they arrive dead. Plenty time for stop to lunch."
The NewsBiscuit Food Economist pointed out that we owe Romanian truckers a debt of gratitude. "If it weren't for their enterprising diligence, how else could the British housewife feed a family of four for less than a pound?"