Francis Maude has advised motorists to keep a jerry
can of fuel in their garage in case of a tanker driver strike.
I’ve seen some pathetic things from governments, but this one is right up there with the best.
A) Storing petrol is dangerous, not to say illegal; there may well be some horrible deaths and injuries because of this.
B) Such stockpiling will only ensure stocks run out faster.
C) It could lead to a spate of thefts from private garages by East-European immigrants and others, but with any luck they’ll still be too busy ripping the lead of church and the wiring from power supplies. Sorry – not very PC, but to be honest I’ve just about had PC.
D) It would only make any difference for a few days anyway.
E) It’s for the govt to ensure supplies – SACK all the strikers. If they think they are undervalued presumably someone else will snap them up as soon as they are free. While you’re at it, do the same with the tube drivers AND the bankers.
This reminds me, I must see: “One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” once again.