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Petrol queues reported now on BBC news

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ayse Fri 24-Sep-21 12:10:21

Just watching the news showing people queuing for petrol. Apparently ‘the supply chain is under intense pressure”. BP is prioritising motorways and major routes. Deliveries are unpredictable and the army may be involved.

More talk about changing visa regs temporarily.

SueDonim Wed 13-Oct-21 12:39:52

Wrong thread, sorry! blush

SueDonim Wed 13-Oct-21 12:39:28

I used to live in the village of Scone pronounced Scoon, in Perthshire.

I only knew the pronunciation of scOne as a child in Kent. Nowadays, I say whatever the company I’m in says. grin

Smileless2012 Wed 13-Oct-21 10:36:13

I don't think they care GG it's all about them and their cause, to hell with everyone elseangry.

kittylester Wed 13-Oct-21 10:35:48

Callistemon

^Quality Street are in short supply allegedly?^

Oh no!!! Well, that's Christmas ruined!

There were tons in JL on Monday - in fact, someone was trying to hard sell them to us.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 13-Oct-21 10:30:23

Essex Police have removed Insulate U.K. protesters from Junction 31 on M25 this morning.

Insulate U.K. are now blocking roads into and out of the Fuel Depot in Purfleet (Essex) due to the recent fuel delivery issues, they are not endearing the general public to their cause…

Callistemon Sat 09-Oct-21 10:56:54

Quality Street are in short supply allegedly?

Oh no!!! Well, that's Christmas ruined!

Callistemon Sat 09-Oct-21 10:55:54

Lovetopaint037

We have avoided filling up until now but we have a trip planned and so looking forward to as haven’t been anywhere in two years. We have enough to get there but not to get back! So now worried as seems only diesel available.

DH went to fill up with petrol (essential as we have hospital trips) and he was the only car there this morning.

Is the panic over *lovetopaint?

Whitewavemark2 Sat 09-Oct-21 10:01:18

The Telegraph is reporting that the EU is being exhorted by the Finnish PM to consider sending aid to the U.K. particularly in basic goods.

One in 6 people in the U.K. have been unable to source basic goods over recent weeks. For those on a restricted diet this can prove very serious.

The government is (so far) refusing to assist fuel dependent industries as the price of gas rockets. Some industries are already ceasing production for a few hours each day. Some industries if forced to stop production, like glass foundries, potteries etc will never go back into production.

It seems that Johnson lied about the 127 application for LGV visas.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 09-Oct-21 09:40:18

Kim19

I just wait to see what the media stirs up (fact or fiction) and realise that's where the next panic will be.

Quality Street are in short supply allegedly?

Obviously Sainsbury’s, Aldi and John Lewis didn’t get the lets cause a panic memo as they have got plenty in stock, all sizes along with John Lewis’s pick-n-mix is back.

Lovetopaint037 Sat 09-Oct-21 09:36:11

We have avoided filling up until now but we have a trip planned and so looking forward to as haven’t been anywhere in two years. We have enough to get there but not to get back! So now worried as seems only diesel available.

Kim19 Sat 09-Oct-21 08:17:40

I just wait to see what the media stirs up (fact or fiction) and realise that's where the next panic will be.

vegansrock Sat 09-Oct-21 08:13:31

Funny how the tories new talk of high wages has not extended to raising wages in the public sector, a few years back they voted against raising the minimum wage , claiming it would cost a million jobs.

Sarnia Sat 09-Oct-21 07:40:35

now instead of not

Sarnia Sat 09-Oct-21 07:40:14

In my area, e-coli has been found in the water supply. Panic buying has not changed from petrol to water! Crazy world.

Kali2 Fri 08-Oct-21 15:42:50

I love Nish and Rachel. Such a great Leicester lass, like me.

This has not aged well, has it? 2 years ago, and NOT a single mention of HGV drivers, abbatoir workers and butchers!

www.facebook.com/groups/RemainInTheEuropeanUnion/permalink/3081506082124066/

varian Thu 07-Oct-21 15:11:41

The Scottish parliament has a more proportionate system of allocating seats for votes so fewer votes are wasted, but because of the outrageously undemocratic FPTP voting system for the UK HoC, it is the case that most votes are wasted.

growstuff Thu 07-Oct-21 12:43:39

Alegrias1

I firmly believe that no votes are wasted. Vote for the best person for the job. As long as we say that its not worth voting for that person because they'll never win, then they'll never win, will they.

We have Green politicians in government in Scotland. Irrespective of whether or not you think that's a good idea, voting for the person/party you want to win can have its effects.

There's another way votes are not wasted.

Parties receive "short money" which correlates with the number of votes cast. It's a major source of income for LibDems and Greens, neither of whom have the number of seats which represents the number of voters.

MayBee70 Thu 07-Oct-21 12:17:28

growstuff

Alegrias1

I firmly believe that no votes are wasted. Vote for the best person for the job. As long as we say that its not worth voting for that person because they'll never win, then they'll never win, will they.

We have Green politicians in government in Scotland. Irrespective of whether or not you think that's a good idea, voting for the person/party you want to win can have its effects.

There's another way votes are not wasted.

Parties receive "short money" which correlates with the number of votes cast. It's a major source of income for LibDems and Greens, neither of whom have the number of seats which represents the number of voters.

That’s true. I’d forgotten that.

growstuff Thu 07-Oct-21 11:52:28

Alegrias1

I firmly believe that no votes are wasted. Vote for the best person for the job. As long as we say that its not worth voting for that person because they'll never win, then they'll never win, will they.

We have Green politicians in government in Scotland. Irrespective of whether or not you think that's a good idea, voting for the person/party you want to win can have its effects.

There's another way votes are not wasted.

Parties receive "short money" which correlates with the number of votes cast. It's a major source of income for LibDems and Greens, neither of whom have the number of seats which represents the number of voters.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 07-Oct-21 10:29:56

Alegrias1

I firmly believe that no votes are wasted. Vote for the best person for the job. As long as we say that its not worth voting for that person because they'll never win, then they'll never win, will they.

We have Green politicians in government in Scotland. Irrespective of whether or not you think that's a good idea, voting for the person/party you want to win can have its effects.

Vote for the best person for the job (Our constituency MP)

That is what I did Alegrias1 difficult to oust someone due to the actions of their boss and no one can tell for certain who will be the leader of the Conservatives at the time of the next election nor the leader of any other party.

Alegrias1 Thu 07-Oct-21 10:21:41

I firmly believe that no votes are wasted. Vote for the best person for the job. As long as we say that its not worth voting for that person because they'll never win, then they'll never win, will they.

We have Green politicians in government in Scotland. Irrespective of whether or not you think that's a good idea, voting for the person/party you want to win can have its effects.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 07-Oct-21 10:18:16

Alegrias1

Lib Dems?

Green Party?

Monster Raving Loony? smile

Other candidates are available.

Unfortunately all those would be a wasted vote in our constituency 😜🤣

Alegrias1 Thu 07-Oct-21 10:14:42

Lib Dems?

Green Party?

Monster Raving Loony? smile

Other candidates are available.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 07-Oct-21 10:11:51

Alegrias1

I don't want this to start to be a pile on GG13. But at what point would the potential effects on the whole country of having an extreme and incompetent government in power, overwhelm the fact that your local guy doesn't have an agreed, costed and detailed plan for your town?

I mean, there might be a pandemic and then your local guy's guarantees could be unachieveable....

I totally get what you are saying, I am not a fan of Mr.Johnson, I am rather underwhelmed by many things the Government are doing or not doing…

Unfortunately I have yet to see anything inspiring from the opposition, to much fighting between the die hards and the more centrist members who might have a chance of being elected or at the very least slashing the Governments majority and being in a position of having more sway/power in Westminster.

As I have posted repeatedly I will make my decision at election time, taking many things into consideration. I agree it is a dilemma, difficult to unseat an MP who works tireless for their constituency.

Alegrias1 Thu 07-Oct-21 10:02:53

I don't want this to start to be a pile on GG13. But at what point would the potential effects on the whole country of having an extreme and incompetent government in power, overwhelm the fact that your local guy doesn't have an agreed, costed and detailed plan for your town?

I mean, there might be a pandemic and then your local guy's guarantees could be unachieveable....