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#31 Chuffy Chuffnell

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

Exactly a fortnight from the OP:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17533151

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

Fair play op! - that was a good call.

Shell garage at the bottom of London Rd Ipswich (usually a busy 24hr garage) was closed at lunchtime today when I went past, and the Sainsburys garage over the road was VERY busy, cars queuing well into the supermarket car park on one side and 3 - 4 deep on the road side.

Strike or not, panic buying will cause shortages which will spook the herd causing more panic buying and even more shortages - it becomes self fulfilling.

Seems a bit odd for camoron to add 'fuel to the fire' by mentioning this so clumsily today, even implying that it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a jerry can or 2 in reserve. Is this whole 'shortage' completely staged? Surely they aren't so desperate they are bringing forward some extra fuel demand into the end of 2011/12??

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:16 PM

Fair play op! - that was a good call.

Shell garage at the bottom of London Rd Ipswich (usually a busy 24hr garage) was closed at lunchtime today when I went past, and the Sainsburys garage over the road was VERY busy, cars queuing well into the supermarket car park on one side and 3 - 4 deep on the road side.

Strike or not, panic buying will cause shortages which will spook the herd causing more panic buying and even more shortages - it becomes self fulfilling.

Seems a bit odd for camoron to add 'fuel to the fire' by mentioning this so clumsily today, even implying that it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a jerry can or 2 in reserve. Is this whole 'shortage' completely staged? Surely they aren't so desperate they are bringing forward some extra fuel demand into the end of 2011/12??

http://news.sky.com/home/business/article/16197699 Francis Maude telling people to fill up jerry cans!! Fire brigade and AA not happy. Looks like my bike will be getting an airing over the easter weekend!!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:30 PM

TPTB must've had at least as much notice as us on here - so they must've expected to have to deal with the media and have appropriate responses agreed amongst themselves and some sort of strategy in place. Seems strange / incompetent in the extreme to encourage people to panic buy and store fuel at home??

Odd.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:11 PM

Thought I'd better fill-up today after the government suggestions seem likely to cause a rush.

I was going to fill-up in France for 20% less (diesel) last week but they had shut down the garage near to the ferry terminal and I didn't have time to play hunt the filling station, so arrived home with less than quarter of a tank.

No queues at all at the local garage this morning, but my wife went out a few hours later to the supermarket and had to queue for twenty minutes.
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No I believe prices will fall and am astounded that a so called Conservative led government could act in such a stupid way. As you can see from today, there are 2,000 HtB applicants and it has been on MSM none stop all day and they make up about 3.5% of a typical months mortgages.

BTL is a good potential way to bankruptcy and yes sometimes I make points to hopefully make people think.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

Israel will launch strikes on nuclear targets in Iran.

Iran responds with missile strikes on Israel and blocking off oil supplies in the Gulf.

US responds with all-out air and naval warfare.

Iran responds with ground attack on US forces in Afghanistan.

This is going to be a busy year... :huh:


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will bottle out when he believe disaster is imminent. :rolleyes:
I have been studying the European Economic Community which became the European Community and finally becoming the European Union since the 1st January 1973. As each year passed the stench of corruption, financial recklessness, and Dictatorship has got totally out of control.

In an interview,( on holiday in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Davos ) the Liberal Democrat leader was asked whether he was in charge while the Prime Minister was away from Britain travelling in the Middle East. Sipping from a mug marked “Deputy Prime Minister,” he said: “Yeah, I suppose I am. I forgot about that.( Proves what a total berk he is )

Cameron must learn the basic rule in politics and life ( Put brain in gear before putting mouth in motion ) and Miliband with no direct British Lineage should dig a hole and disappear down it.

Is Nicholarse Elcleggski ( 25% British ) insane? Who, in their right mind would willingly appease the French and Germans?

In our Country today THE TRUTH MUST NEVER BE SPOKEN, I will leave you all with your very bleak future as I will be gone.

The Lib/Dems who over the years have supported the demise of the moral and accepted standards we were all brought up to respect. The party who would lead us the way of the Ancient Greek and Roman Empires. We can Add David Cameron and Ed Miliband as Leaders of their parties who are heading for the buffers

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:26 AM

A relative has just had to give the registration number of their car to their employer as they are deemed to be essential service ,they work in the public sector so they must have been tipped off,of planed protest`s

Any one know of such protest`s


long time lurking, thanks for this advance warning from 15th March, and ten days before the masses began to panic for fuel.

It saved us from a lot of the hassle some have experienced over the last few days. For two cars we topped up next day, as a precaution, and were more alert to topping up again before the gauge hit half way.

When everyone else began to panic, we had nearly full tanks. Not caught out with little fuel in the tanks and a need to wait in long queues, nor at any of the stations which had run out of fuel.

Not a protest as such but a fuel shortage because of panic buying. I'm forgiving myself for panic buying, because acted before the masses panicked.




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