The Government is worried about fuel shortages with the planned tanker driver strikes, so what does it do? It It tells motorists to plan for fuel shortages:
The Government is considering stockpiling fuel, with emergency services having a priority on supplies. No 10 said motorists and companies should also be planning for the pumps to run dry.
Motorists respond as anyone could have foreseen:
Motorists started to panic-buy fuel yesterday as Government officials warned them to prepare for a rolling national strike by militant tanker drivers.