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Old 26th Sep 2021, 18:35
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Bought an ice cream at Kingston Lacy house near Wimborne today. No flakes though as they come from Egypt according to the guy in the hut.
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Old 26th Sep 2021, 18:45
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
Of course - it's the governments fault. Don't employers do any planning?
Quite happy to be corrected, but I'm fairly certain that employers don't have any power to issue visas, dictate who can and cannot enter the country, amend the Road Traffic Act and associated legal requirements to licence specialist driving licences.
But the government has only had to take these actions because the planning of the employers has failed - maybe look at the age profile of your drivers, what their nationality is and make some assumptions about what your workforce is going to look like next year, the year after, Heavens, you might even have to pay people a bit more, give them proper working conditions etc. Why bother, generate a fake crisis and twist the governments arm so you can carry on doing it on the cheap. Jobsagoodun!
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Old 26th Sep 2021, 19:19
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Anyone know how I can stock up on gas for the winter?
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Old 26th Sep 2021, 19:34
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Eat more sprouts.
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Old 26th Sep 2021, 19:42
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Simple. If you feel like you’re going to fart, put a condom over your anal orifice to catch the gas, fart, then quickly tie a knot in it.
You had better be quick buying the condoms as someone earlier in this thread said there was going to be a shortage of them.
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Old 26th Sep 2021, 21:28
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This won’t help, refinery that supply’s one sixth of road fuel on the brink.

https://www.theguardian.com/business...llapse-reports
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Old 26th Sep 2021, 23:10
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Originally Posted by Saintsman View Post
Anyone know how I can stock up on gas for the winter?
When we were in Vietnam a few years ago, we visited a house that stored its domestic gas in large cylindrical balloons in the kitchen ...
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 04:37
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Send in the army to transport the fuel until the situation stabilizes.
Are they not there to protect the nation?
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 07:05
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Whilst listening to the radio in the last while, one of the presenters of the overnight shows mentioned that one of the studio assistant producers was kind enough to drive the presenter's car to fill the tank up. However he had driven 50 urban miles going from petrol station to station in vain, even during the late night/early morning. Fuel was eventually found, but as the presenter pointed out as much fuel had been expended in the search as replenished.

All getting a bit silly, apparently many home carers who rely on a car to go from patient to patient are at the point of breaking as they can't get petrol, or are waiting so long to get petrol that it totally ruins their schedule of care to the elderly/vulnerable in their own homes.
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 07:32
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
This won’t help, refinery that supply’s one sixth of road fuel on the brink.

https://www.theguardian.com/business...llapse-reports
Hmm - not really on the brink is it? Bit of press pot-stirring going on there by the looks of it.
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 08:34
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Guy at a petrol station near here was photo'd filling up a large container on his back seat - think his bill came to something like £650.
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 08:47
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 08:48
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Think I'll engage in a spot of panic buying later - and purchase a copy of this...


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Old 27th Sep 2021, 09:35
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Guy at a petrol station near here was photo'd filling up a large container on his back seat - think his bill came to something like £650.
I thought there was a law against storing more than a very modest amount of petrol at home, or did I imagine that?
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 09:40
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Why don't the Govt just double fuel duties until the driver shortage is addressed? This would be a great way of encouraging people to ration their petrol consumption, and also provide some much-needed tax revenues
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 09:41
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Uplinker, maximum is 30 litres - about 7 gallons - unless you follow additional legal requirements.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/fireandexplos...ssociation.htm
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 09:47
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Uplinker, maximum is 30 litres - about 7 gallons - unless you follow additional legal requirements.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/fireandexplos...ssociation.htm
And I believe I'm right in saying the limit for carriage in jerrycans is one approved 5L can. Why the forecourt operators don't clamp down on those shipping excessive quantities in their cars / vans and contravening the dangerous goods regs I simply don't understand. I imagine they'd rather trouser the cash.
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 09:47
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Originally Posted by dead_pan View Post
Why don't the Govt just double fuel duties until the driver shortage is addressed? This would be a great way of encouraging people to ration their petrol consumption, and also provide some much-needed tax revenues
Great idea except it would needlessly penalise people who have to use a vehicle.

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Originally Posted by dead_pan View Post
Why don't the Govt just double fuel duties until the driver shortage is addressed? This would be a great way of encouraging people to ration their petrol consumption, and also provide some much-needed tax revenues
Excellent suggestion!
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 09:48
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Great idea except it would needlessly penalise people who have to use a vehicle.
It is essentially however following the laws of supply and demand!
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