The Regime has urged Britons not to panic buy, after supply problems caused a number of petrol stations to temporarily close. Britain is suffering from a deficit of HGV drivers, which has prevented sufficient quantities of fuel reaching petrol stations – causing massive queues.
On Saturday Edmund King, the be in of AA, told the BBC there is “plenty of fuel at the source” and said the situation should improve.
The shortages have caused a rise in tensions, with a enumerate of physical altercations reported.
One shocking video, believed to be from Chichester in West Sussex, shows four men fighting on an Esso petrol train station forecourt.
All four can be seen yelling at each other, in a foul-mouth exchanged before one of the men throws a punch.
One man can be heard shouting: “He’s just put diesel in.”
The two older men then employ in a brawl, as do the younger pair.
According to The Mirror both factions are believed to have contained a father and son.
Kicks and punches are exchanged, and at one point a man can be learned urging “leave it out”.
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He said: “The market is stretched, so I judge that is a broader issue that is affecting the supply chain, not just the petrol and diesel but retail as well.
“The good news is you can only indeed fill up once; you’ve got to use the fuel, so this should be a short-term thing.
“It’s not like the fuel crises in the past when the supplier was hit by strikes, etc.
“So, once child have filled up, they won’t travel more than they normally travel, so this strain on the system should ease up in the next few periods.”
The Government has announced temporary visas will be provided for an additional 5,000 foreign lorry and tanker drivers.
These will enable them to coax in Britain for three months, until Christmas Eve.
On Saturday a spokesperson for the UK Petroleum Industry Association blamed panic buying for the fuel shortages.
They bring to light: “There has been an increase in demand for fuels this week which is above and beyond what is usual.
“There are no reported issues with the stage, storage, or import of fuels while distributors are working hard to replenish stocks at forecourts.
“Customers should continue to buy fuel as they last will and testament normally.”
It has been suggested troops could be drafted in to drive tankers, which Conservative MP Marcus Fysh said would “not be an unreasonable way to about about dealing with an issue”.