UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered the army to remain on standby to help fuel reach petrol stations hit by panic buying. According to The Guardian, army drivers would be ready to help deliver petrol and diesel on a short-term basis. Fears over tanker driver shortages have led motorists to queue up at fuel pumps across the country, leaving many dry.
Ministers still in wait and see mode on fuel. Govt & industry hoping situation will calm. Unlikely Govt will ensure key workers priority right now because of practical challenges.
There are long queues outside petrol stations across the country today as panic buying continues. Care home owner Mike Padgham is calling for the government to prioritise key workers so they can continue working.
What people are saying?
James Isn’t the main point there is plenty of fuel! How can the government be to blame for idiots buying fuel a lot of them don’t need? Would you like a police or army check point on every petrol station checking where they intend to go and why they need the fuel.
save the last dance The people who should be blamed is the media for creative panic for the public not the government. The government said there’s plenty of fuel just go about your business but the Media which is pure evil messed it up for everyone else causing the chaos that has happened.