Petrol - Don’t panic buy

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It's a shame that something is being done to improve things ? I sense a lot of the stuff we take for granted is falling apart of late - Covid showed our risk planning was an end in itself as opposed to bolstering resilience , PPE often was sourced from the Trotter  brothers, we now often have empty shelves on supermarkets, it turns out all the CO2 we need is sourced as a by product from another industry, mainly US owned ,  which can close at a whim , we rely on gas from abroad but encourage a market of shysters guaranteeing low prices who then go bust and potential HGV drivers are waiting months for the DVLA to process licences. And here in N Yorkshire  , 6 weeks after a fire at a transmitter mast, thousands still have no TV. But we've taken back control   so it's all good . 

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We took back control forgetting that over the last forty years we pretty much control nothing which is what we ended up taking control of....

i suppose we still dominate formula 1

If as a country we repeatedly vote in idiots and operate a poorly thought out education system this is what happens. I'm grateful, my wife now walks to school to teach, I now work from home and shopping gets delivered (well atm) and i have a stack of DIY I've been putting off til the weather turns. Feels like 1979. I do have a school run for three kids in the village (my own included) as it's 3 miles but if i run out of fuel I'll homeschool or cycle in (dangerous as it is). The only bad bit is i have no fuel in the seven.

I might go to bed and ask someone to wake me up in May.

 

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Don't expect a turkey for your Christmas dinner either. No workforce available to process the 100,000s involved.

Turkey farmers face sending them to landfill!

BECs Rule !
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Reports in the press today suggest there are plenty of potential HGV drivers out there but DVLA can't process the licences because they are all hand-to-hand paper applications and too many of their staff are working from home......oh and the trade unions are 'on the case' and threateningly strike action.........you couldn't make it up!!!!
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But all will now be well because we are going to offer visas to 'foreign' drivers........

.......from countries where they have similar shortages. 
 

As said you couldn't make it up. 

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Ha! Just read an article from some guy in the haulage industry who asserts that, contrary to Brexit being behind the shortage of drivers, it was membership of the EU that has caused it!

As his theory goes, being in the EU allowed employers to bring in cheaper drivers rather than address the problems of pay, treatment and training that have existed for years. 

If we'd done that, there wouldn't be an issue! 

Oh well, makes as much sense as many other theories.  
 

 

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One end of the town

Stephen

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And the other

Stephen

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 "it turns out all the CO2 we need is sourced as a by product from another industry, mainly US owned ,  which can close at a whim , we rely on gas from abroad"

So you complain about being dependent on other nations at the same time as insisting that we should be more dependent on other nations?

 

"It's a shame that something is being done to improve things ?"

Maybe removing context from what people have written isn't a mature way to have a discussion.  And I didn't even need to misrepresent/straw man what you'd written.

 

 

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