Politicians, what an extraordinary bunch they are. For some time now there has been the threat of strike action by fuel tanker drivers. The dispute, as is often the case, being about pay and conditions.
The press, as expected, has been stirring up concerns over fuel shortages which would lead to huge disruptions. Affecting personal vehicles and, more importantly, public services and transport of goods, food etc. All of this whilst negotiations were still ongoing and with no strike date yet set. Potentially a huge problem but, generally speaking, the public seemed to be taking it in its stride and taking a wait and see attitude.
Until, that is, our great political leaders decided to offer some advice and it wasn’t “keep calm and carry on”.
We were advised to fill our tanks and to stockpile (small) quantities of fuel . This, inevitably, has led to large queues at the pumps and petrol stations running out of supplies……exactly the thing that the negotiators were trying to avoid. This advice has since been toned down, but too late, the damage has already been done.
Some people are unable to open their mouths without shoving their feet a substantial distance down their own throats!
Politicians……..don’t you just love ‘em!