Government: shooting itself in the foot

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.


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