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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stivino, 24 Sep 2021.

  1. ellal

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    You've solved the tanker driver shortage then?

    Because it's probable that people will want to keep filled up, and unlike after the strikes there aren't the drivers to get it back to normality quickly!

    Even Shapps (who has blamed anyone he can think of except of course himself/the government) has said...

    "Asked whether it would be months or years before the crisis was resolved, Mr Shapps said: It will take months to years to fully unwind."

    "It is certainly going to take a considerable amount of time to alleviate this long term shortage of drivers which has gone on for five years."

    I wonder what happened 5 years ago?

    Could this possibly have anything to do with a referendum vote? :rolleyes:

    And yet in those 5 years nothing was done to 'alleviate this long term shortage of drivers which has gone on for five years'!
     
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  3. Notch7

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    I used to have Costco membership years ago but not now.
     
  4. Notch7

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    I wondered that.

    The silly thing is, last time I went I only put in £40 and couldn’t be bothered to fill right up.
     
  5. Notch7

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    Not around here, most are empty.
     
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    I always fill up - just laziness, cant be rsed with all the queueing etc. I know it’s not economical lugging a full tank around though.
     
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    It’s a bit like when you’re leaving the country for good. One way ticket out, container booked for all your belongings and then……well, you know the rest…….:)
     
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    Alll normal here.
     
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    Lets hope those windmills keep turning.
     
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    Popped to coop this evening and glanced at front pages. Daily Mail front page is accusing a "die-hard remainer" as being the cause of the fuel shortages.

    This is why we're in such a mess.
     
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    HGV boss is accused of triggering petrol pump crisis: Ministers point the finger at ex-BBC man and diehard Remainer who 'leaked remarks made by a BP executive at a private Government meeting'
    • Ministers say Rod McKenzie selectively leaked remarks made by BP executive at private Government meeting
    • Senior sources suggested ex-BBC boss ‘weaponised’ the comments to deflect blame for UK’s supply chaos
    • Mr McKenzie, who ran BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat before joining the Road Haulage Association, denied the claim
    • As managing director of policy for the RHA, he has blamed post-Brexit immigration restrictions for the crisis
    By GLEN OWEN POLITICAL EDITOR FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

    PUBLISHED: 22:15, 25 September 2021 | UPDATED: 00:22, 26 September 2021

    A former BBC boss opposed to Brexit has been accused of triggering the petrol pump crisis.

    Ministers say Rod McKenzie sparked the nationwide panic-buying frenzy by selectively leaking remarks made by a BP executive at a private Government meeting. Senior sources suggested he ‘weaponised’ the comments to deflect blame for the UK’s supply chaos.

    Mr McKenzie, who ran BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat for more than two decades before joining the Road Haulage Association, last night denied the claim.

    As managing director of policy for the RHA, he has blamed post-Brexit immigration restrictions for the crisis in the industry and has been leading calls for the Government to lift visa restrictions to allow more foreign drivers into the country.

    According to a senior Government source, however, she also said the situation had been ‘going on for weeks’ and that very few forecourts had had to close. Crucially, those additional comments – which Government insiders believe would have prevented or at least reduced the panic-buying of fuel – were not made public.

    Mr McKenzie said he did not take part in the meeting and firmly denied that there was any direct evidence that he or anyone at the RHA leaked the selective remarks.

    But a senior Government source said: ‘McKenzie will have been aware of Ms Hofer’s comments and had every incentive to weaponise them. The RHA leak every meeting they have with us. They have a rap sheet as long as their arm.

    ‘McKenzie is just a moaning Remainer and he and the RHA are entirely responsible for this panic and chaos. We will deal with them when this is over.’

    BP denied that any of its staff were behind the leak, with a spokeswoman saying it ‘would have been completely counter-productive’.

    BP, Esso, Texaco and Shell last night introduced a £30 limit on fuel purchases after motorists were seen on forecourts filling multiple jerry cans.

    The fuel crisis began to snowball last week after comments made by Hanna Hofer, head of BP’s retail business, at a Cabinet Office meeting were leaked. On September 16, Ms Hofer told civil servants, hauliers and other industry figures that the company had ‘two-thirds of normal forecourt stock levels’.
     
  15. And the corollary of all that is that forriners were not cummineretakinaarjobs.

    Poultry workers next.
     
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