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HGV driver shortages could ‘cancel’ Christmas, warns Iceland boss​



Brexit, a slow puncture not a car crash
 

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Tabloids declared panic, now Petrol Retailers Association are reporting 90% of sites have run dry:

  • Government suspends competition rules in the sector so that companies can share information, considers bringing in the army to assist with deliveries
  • Some members of Petrol Retailers Association are reporting 90% of sites have run dry: Sky; BP Plc says it has run out of fuel at a third of its stations
  • Business lobby group tells government to find quick solutions
  • Industry held talks with ministers over weekend; London mayor seeks to secure fuel supplies for key workers
  • Businesses and unions say move to ease visa rules for truckers won’t be enough

 

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Tabloids declared panic, now Petrol Retailers Association are reporting 90% of sites have run dry
Continuing the covid thread tradition, please stop panicking.

All of this is a gigantic shitshow and a "told you so" towards Brexiteers is in order. But:
  • Due to media frenzy it seems like the average petrol station sold a week's worth of petrol during half a day on Friday
  • "some members" of the Petrol Retailers Association report 90% of sites run dry
  • Same link says BP says one third has run dry.
So it's bad. It won't get better, since no one will come to drive a lorry in the UK only to be out of a job by Christmas, when there's a lorry driver shortage within the EU as well. But it's not as bad as you paint it once again :)
 

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"European truck drivers are not going to come and help you

Halfords recorded a 17-fold rise in the number of jerry cans sold over the weekend​


16.09.2021

why do UK supply chains seem more disrupted?​

 

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See what I mean about us becoming a rather panicky and terrible news aggregator?
 

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I feel sorry for everyone in the UK that voted to stay in the EU. For the rest, not so much.
 

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See what I mean about us becoming a rather panicky and terrible news aggregator?
Got any good news related to Brexit?
 

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Do you at least get Super Over the Top Rah-Rah Patriotism blue passports like the U.S. does? NGL, the artwork on our pages is not worth pissing away a productive and functional relationship with most of our most convenient trading partners but impressive.
 

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Like something out of Yes Minister :ROFLMAO:


‘Buy Christmas dinner now and freeze it’​



 
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