2 comments on “What Would They be Like in a Real Crisis?

  1. “That is utter nonsense. In no way does transferring fuel from petrol forecourt tanks to drivers’ tanks increase by even a single hour the length of time the country could withstand a tanker drivers’ strike.”

    I would challenge your maths on that one, however whether it would make an appreciable difference is another matter.

    It would appear that the unions are starting to exert considerable influence these days as they are increasingly flexing their muscles. If the reason for doing so was for causes that were fair and just then that would not be a bad thing. However they on the face of it are acting like blackmailers and extortionist and that needs to be addressed with drastic action. Government ineptness like this current example over this possible tanker strike is not the way to counter this threat. Sadly in not just tackling bullying unions this Prime minster and this government are proving to be pretty useless. The complete destruction of the economy and society is now set in stone it is only a matter of calculation when that happens will it be in this parliament or the next left wing dominated one. I suspect the latter.

  2. The tankers take fuel from depots to filling stations. If there were a tanker strike, the fuel already at the filling stations would still be available to fill people’s cars. So whether you’ve left it at the filling stations, or moved it out of the filling stations into cars, is irrelevant.

    The only way that encouraging people to fill up could help, would be if the frequency of tanker deliveries to the filling stations were increased, to replenish the filling station tanks that were running dry because more people were filling their cars. That increase in frequency would be unlikely in the short term – indeed, the fact that stations were running dry implies that it wasn’t happening.

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