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  • #185630
    Nike19
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    The stress day from hell yesterday mainly re work. The one good thing coming out of it was latching on the my nearest Shell Petrol Station just before noon and filling up. I reached a full tank.

    I never do unless I’m travelling long distance. I didn’t want to take my chances and play roulette as I need it for work.

    Crazy doesn’t scratch the surface to describe this latest frenzy under this joke of a government.

    Reportedly, it’s the HGV Drivers that are of shortage and not the fuel itself, yet the usual media circus gave the impression otherwise.

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    #185710
    Brian blue
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    Nil…we are being spoon fed a pack of lies. last month or the month before there was no shortage of drivers, now they have vanished. It is all to do with pushing prices up, there are plenty of companies out there making lots of money out of this. Same for the fear of not getting “TOYS” for Christmas….buy now. If people fall for that they are crazy and is there nothing more important in life than a TOY. or a holiday in an overseas beach. Crazy….lets get our house in order, then start talking about luxuries, Cancel HS2 while they are at it, that alone will cover the wage rise for many, may even pay for my TV license they have just taken away!!

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    #185714
    Luckydestiny
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    Brian this was predicted and not a myth or conspiracy

    The UK is about to experience a catastrophic HGV driver shortage for the first time in 20 years and we must brace ourselves for impact.

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    #185715
    nine nine nine
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    People buying more petrol than they would usually just adds to the problem.

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    #185716
    Mikus
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    I think Blair’s ‘send everyone to university’ idea is coming home to roost. We need to reinvest in trades and technical schools and stop thinking everyone needs a degree. In any case degrees aren’t what they once were.

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    #185719
    Luckydestiny
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    Mikus, if drivers are paid enough there will be enough drivers.

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    #185721
    Mikus
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    Lucky, yes but I think the training is currently quite expensive too.

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    #185726
    Luckydestiny
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    True mikus but if government can assist stoners study media and drama at uni they should help finance these courses for people who want a real job πŸ˜€

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    #185727
    Nike19
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    Jerry-can filling shouldn’t be allowed. That’s just absurb and dangerous.

    Propaganda Media to Blame.

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    #185728
    Nike19
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    Brian, all true Sir. Especially the Toy bit. A ‘Marketing’ ploy latched onto to try and make a quick buck.

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    #185732
    Brian blue
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    Lucky..but the industries that are bleating did nothing to plan ahead. You cannot expect Govt to keep bailing out commercial companies, same with Utilities, Banks…they get there profit and dividends an d pocket them

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    #185733
    Luckydestiny
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    Brian Read the link I posted bud

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    #185734
    Luckydestiny
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    Who is talking about bailing private companies out anyway?

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    #185738
    nine nine nine
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    Agree with Nil about the Jerry Can filling there’s a picture in the press today of some women on a petrol forecourt filling up multiple Jerry Cans that just shouldn’t be allowed.

    This situation will pass very quickly if people use common sense currently it’s like the toilet roll hoarders from the first lockdown. Numpties!

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    #185745
    Brian blue
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    My point is the Petrol Companies. Shell. BP. Esso and others make huge profits, why did they not have a scheme in place to replace drivers and a training programme that supplies them, do not tell me they cannot afford them. It should have been done years ago, now they bleat for there own mis management. This is not a Govt problem…they should solve it from there own rescourses , no doubt they will pass the cost to us at some stage. If we are to go electric, do we need all the drivers? A short term fix is needed but they have to do it

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    #185746
    Brian blue
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    Lucky….they are looking for Govt support, however you want to dress it

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    #185748
    Brian blue
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    Lucky. have read/listened your post….the guy is asking for Govt support….he has a point in principle when compared to other vocations they fund but the point of my argument is the Petro Companies should have had there own training programme for drivers, which is a skilled and potentially dangerous job. They can well afford to do so and not ask Govt for training Grants. I would expect any major Company to have there own training facility or access to one. I think we have both made our points on this now so I will bow out…with respect

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    #185752
    Luckydestiny
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    Agree Brian, BP should have either blocked brexit or cloned 50k drivers in 4 years, they have enough money after all.

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    #185754
    Luckydestiny
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    They should have predicted covid too

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    #185755
    Luckydestiny
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    Loans for training workers for jobs key to national infrastructure so they can obtain required licenses is not a handout it is the government doing their job imo, then let the private sector compete for resource.

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