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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    People are mad , I'm glad though I bought 300 toilet rolls though yesterday instead of panic buying fuel.
    Sperm banks around the country are experiencing a shortage atm
    Apparently all the wankers are queuing for petrol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lincoln blue View Post
    They were open when I passed at about 8am with about 10 cars in a queue but when I was returning around 08.30 they were closed.
    They were closed because of the previous post. They have to close when a tanker is unloading!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goats View Post
    They are, nothings changed bar some idiot politician saying on the news we were going to have fuel supply problems, he was sort of right in that he caused it
    It wasn't a politician who started it, it was BP. The thing was engineered to force the government to let in foreign drivers.

  4. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    It wasn't a politician who started it, it was BP. The thing was engineered to force the government to let in foreign drivers.
    If spread evenly, the government's belated knee-jerk reaction to allow visas for (up to?) 5,000 drivers, equates to less than one driver per member company of the Road Haulage Association. Epic fail by BP then. Thankfully, other fuel companies are available.

  5. #65

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    Went to Tescoís Llantrissant this morning to buy three things in the store, before I could go in there though, I was stuck in a queue for twenty minutes while other drivers waited to buy petrol, when I got in the store, it was as quiet as Iíve seen it. Asda at Tonypandy was just the same when I drove past there with people who had no intention of buying petrol having to wait for some time before they could get - I had the free time for the queueing not to be a problem, but others donít. Itís annoying, because itís all so unnecessary.

  6. #66

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    It wasn't a politician who started it, it was BP. The thing was engineered to force the government to let in foreign drivers.
    And, as usual, with this Government when faced with a problem, the reaction is “well, who could have seen that coming?”., with the answer usually being “plenty of people actually”. Yes

  7. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    And, as usual, with this Government when faced with a problem, the reaction is “well, who could have seen that coming?”., with the answer usually being “plenty of people actually”. Yes
    Its the same with all governments Bob. only those who are myopic pretend otherwise.

    it really is a shambles of a farce and the lions share of blame goes to the idiots who feel the need to panic buy. the levels of ****wittery are off the scale.

  8. #68

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feedback View Post
    Its the same with all governments Bob. only those who are myopic pretend otherwise.

    it really is a shambles of a farce and the lions share of blame goes to the idiots who feel the need to panic buy. the levels of ****wittery are off the scale.
    Disagree, this Government is always caught in the hop, I can remember other Tory Adminstrations that were nowhere near as bad as this one.

  9. #69

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Disagree, this Government is always caught in the hop, I can remember other Tory Adminstrations that were nowhere near as bad as this one.
    They did the right thing on vaccines, which was the biggest call any government has made in the last couple of years.

    Why do people have to be so black and white? Some mistakes get made, others don't.

    More often that not, governments are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

    I largely blame the media on this - I can think of no greater example of taking a molehill and manufacturing a mountain.

  10. #70

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    Needed some earlier so on my way home thought I'd try Tesco Pengam green and if queuing outside the forecourt I'd leave it.

    Straight in to the pump.

    No diesel though which may have helped

  11. #71

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    Sainsbury’s still shut no fuel, or maybe they are just saying that. A big problem is no one can actually get into the supermarkets for food and stuff as all the panic ers are in the way. Shut the fuel….dim problem

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    Apparently the next thing the media are going to panic about is a shortage of jobs in the hope everyone will rush out and get one.

  13. #73

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    I drive an electric car but I've got a petrol lawnmower. I actually need to go and get some petrol because the lawnmower is empty. I've no idea what the etiquette is on walking up to a forecourt and asking to jump the queue with my gerry can (a la skipping the queue in a supermarket if you have just one item), but the alternative is driving an electric car to a petrol station to fill up a can which I suspect would look like some pretty deranged panic buying itself.

    Not that it matters, because there is no petrol left around here anyway.

  14. #74

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    Driving through parts of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire on Saturday there were no closures or queues at any of the several petrol stations I passed outside of the main towns.

  15. #75

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimistic Nick View Post
    I drive an electric car but I've got a petrol lawnmower. I actually need to go and get some petrol because the lawnmower is empty. I've no idea what the etiquette is on walking up to a forecourt and asking to jump the queue with my gerry can (a la skipping the queue in a supermarket if you have just one item), but the alternative is driving an electric car to a petrol station to fill up a can which I suspect would look like some pretty deranged panic buying itself.

    Not that it matters, because there is no petrol left around here anyway.
    If you dress in an eccentric manner you can get away with it. Perhaps like Louis 16th or something?

  16. #76

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    They did the right thing on vaccines, which was the biggest call any government has made in the last couple of years.

    Why do people have to be so black and white? Some mistakes get made, others don't.

    More often that not, governments are damned if they do and damned if they don't.

    I largely blame the media on this - I can think of no greater example of taking a molehill and manufacturing a mountain.
    You Tories can be very thin skinned at times. Truth is, I don't blame the Government entirely for the current situation by any means, but I think they are one of a few contributory factors that have combined to produce something that has been more of a problem than it should have been. This Government are continually caught on the hop (Covid, Afghanistan, school meals, exam results, aspects of Brexit, the list goes on and on) and I made a point of saying that I don't think it was the same with other Conservative administrations.

  17. #77

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    You Tories can be very thin skinned at times. Truth is, I don't blame the Government entirely for the current situation by any means, but I think they are one of a few contributory factors that have combined to produce something that has been more of a problem than it should have been. This Government are continually caught on the hop (Covid, Afghanistan, school meals, exam results, aspects of Brexit, the list goes on and on) and I made a point of saying that I don't think it was the same with other Conservative administrations.
    No I would say the same when people think Mark Drakeford's Welsh Labour are always making errors too. I don't think it's the case, I think the reality is always shades of grey.

    Covid has of course caught everyone on the hoop, I just think it's helpful to look at a balance of things. Furlough, the vaccines, raising U/C etc all pretty good. The initial slow lockdown, stopping HGV tests, care homes etc all pretty bad.

    I just don't like the partisan nature of it all.

    I don't blame the government on this, I really do blame a sensationalist media.

  18. #78

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    You Tories can be very thin skinned at times. Truth is, I don't blame the Government entirely for the current situation by any means, but I think they are one of a few contributory factors that have combined to produce something that has been more of a problem than it should have been. This Government are continually caught on the hop (Covid, Afghanistan, school meals, exam results, aspects of Brexit, the list goes on and on) and I made a point of saying that I don't think it was the same with other Conservative administrations.
    yes this current lot are constantly being surprised by how difficult running the country actually is.
    I'm sure this is due to the culture that pervades down from the guy in #10 who gives off the aura that he thinks he can do anything and it'll be easy just because he went to Eton and Oxford, but pays literally no attention to the details resulting in calamity after calamity.
    Brexit negations , they'll be easy
    managing a pandemic, well just wash our hands a bit more

    this was neatly summed up for me when the other day, despite presumably being aware he doesn't speak much French, he decides to wing it on a TV interview and comes up with some garbled nonsense "prenez un grip and donnez moi un break".
    this is the arrogance of someone who has never had to bother with trying at anything his whole life because every door has been held open for him.
    I can't believe he's actually running the country.

  19. #79

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnaggle View Post
    Apparently the next thing the media are going to panic about is a shortage of jobs in the hope everyone will rush out and get one.
    Turkeys

  20. #80

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    Panic buying Fuel is hardly a new thing, its happened in the past, the threat of " lorry drivers protesting " set if of last time, they did then protest, but it didn't really matter as the damage was done and petrol stations were empty anyway due to panic buyers draining the tanks ) I was a Carpenter at the time and we were all told to go and fill up our vans and the boss sent someone with the flatbed to fill up some ex-army Jerry cans and anything else that he could get to fill with Diesel, The labourer took that onboard and put 2 empty Oil Barrels ( might have been 200 L each ) on the back and filled them, the trucks leaf suspension was flat when he got back the poor lad had a warning about overloading the lorry made me laugh at the time and I said to the boss, he was only trying to help

    So it does seem a little bit of a stretch to blame the government for people panic buying Fuel ( though nothing surprises me on here anymore, I occasionally expect to see people blaming the tories for it raining that day and they forget a umbrella )

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