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Old 24th Sep 2021, 20:45
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I panic bought Chipsticks, mini pork pies and an orange flavour Twirl today.

You never know.
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 21:42
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The best bit is that my local superstore canít get all of its deliveries as their petrol station is on the stores approach road which has gridlocked the local road network. Time to stock up on toilet rolls
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 21:43
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Chevvron Ö. I remember it and El Hierro was also in the news in 2011. I spent Christmas on La Palma back in about 2002. Drove all round it. Seemed OK then but a couple of years ago was shown the vulcanism on Lanzarote while on a cruise and how a handful of dry grass thrown into a hole ignited.

if anywhere was going to combust in the Canaries, why wasn't it the Annabelleís / Linekerís strip .?
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 23:04
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I'm trying to work out whether there's a way to start a rumour and cause a run on something completely random - air fresheners or condoms or something...
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 23:12
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There’s a shortage of condoms?
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 23:49
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Better get some quickly - I can't be without my daily dozen.

Apparently, in Melbourne there has been panic buying if hi-vis T-shirts,😁

https://thewest.com.au/business/cons...dies-c-4022034
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 00:06
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As mentioned previously, a minimum spend would sort out all this nonsense.
One garage group has announced a naximum spend of £30. Sheer idiocy . Make the minimum spend £30, and then nornal refill levels would return.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 00:43
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There is a shortage of common sense and that's no rumour...
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:05
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Do we know for a fact there are shed loads of Foreign drivers waiting to come here on a short term visa to drive our lorries? Don't their own countries want them as well?
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:21
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I would say that there isn't a shed load of drivers ready to come on what I think of as a short term contract - 2 or 3 months.

Offer them 2 years and there may be some takers.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:25
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My petrol station is empty.

A selfish-filling-up prophecy...
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:33
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Do we know for a fact that there is a shortage of tanker drivers, and this has been caused by an exodus of Foreign drivers? Aren't tanker drivers the highest paid level of drivers, and don't they require extra training including English language proficiency tests?
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:37
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Curiously someone on the radio said that they aren't as well paid as drivers for the likes of Tesco which since they do need additional qualifications seems perverse.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:47
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Given there's a app for everything delivery wise, why can't we order 40 litres of fuel and a milk float type vehicle will deliver it to your parked car? Saves the fully trained tanker drivers....
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:56
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Apart from the milkman requiring an ADR qualification!!
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:56
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Over the years companies including transport made choices that disadvantaged the U.K. worker. Now those same companies are reaping the rewards for not training up the Brits.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 09:28
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British company owners and management have become more and more short term profit focussed. Government hasnít helped by eliminating incentives to train staff and provide good working facilities. Blame lies on both sides and it wonít be a quick fix. The danger with measures such as a short term visa to bring in foreign drivers is that both sides will condider them a fix and do eff all to actually implement a sustainable solution. And I mean sustainable in its literal sense, not the greenspeak, woke version.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 09:29
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The same with other trades in the UK - my son completed an electrical apprenticeship and was a fully qualified electrician at 21 - he has now moved on to another profession as he was continually undercut for contracts by some European citizens bidding to work for considerably less. Very demoralising when he had worked so hard for his skill - suited the building contractor, at the time, but it is now biting them on the backside due to a lack of new UK citizens entering the trade due to historically poor incomes.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 12:18
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There's your answer. 🙄
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 12:36
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TURIN

Judging from the situation around this side of Nottingham with closed forecourts yesterday afternoon at major supermarkets I would suggest that (for once!) "The Sun" has not over egged the pudding.

There are clearly supply issues with among other things, fresh chicken. When In Morrisons yesterday morning the shelves were being kept well stocked, but where the chicken legs, thighs and breasts were normally stocked the shelf had craftily been filled with pork products thus making it look as though there was no issue. That is obviously a consequences of the CO2 issue, and hopefully will resolve itself in the coming weeks, at least in the short term until the government bribe to the US fertilizer industry winds down.

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British company owners and management have become more and more short term profit focussed. Government hasn’t helped by eliminating incentives to train staff and provide good working facilities. Blame lies on both sides and it won’t be a quick fix. The danger with measures such as a short term visa to bring in foreign drivers is that both sides will condider them a fix and do eff all to actually implement a sustainable solution. And I mean sustainable in its literal sense, not the greenspeak, woke version.
That is exactly why the UK is where it is in terms of skills, and has been for many years. The short-termism of city and institutional investors and more especially "vulture" capitalists means that managements of businesses in all sectors just view training as an unwelcome hit on the corporate bottom line, so tend to take the view that training is "someone else's job", and of course if there is a source of trained labour readily available they just go for it to keep costs down, and shareholders happy Hence would be LGV drivers are expected to put themselves through the practical and written courses at their cost, and it isn't inconsiderable. Electricians are expected to finance themselves through their qualifications, as will be plumbers and gas technicians.
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