Harlow MP responds to long queues outside petrol stations
News / Sat 25th Sep 2021 at 06:50am
WHILST we were interviewing Robert Halfon on a canal boat on the River Stort, we brought up the subject of long queues outside petrol stations.
The gridlock around town contrasted with the serene journey down to Harlow Mill lock.
One thing Mr Halfon was adamant about “Brexit was going very well”.
Apologies for the sound.
Ha ha ha yeah really well. Inflation, no fuel, not enough staff, shortages of stocks for supermarkets and shops. This is what Brexiteers wanted and what happens when politicians strive for popularity and control rather than what is best for the country. Winning, thanks Halfraud and Fellow Conservatives.
He has no integrity, no honour. Brexit is going well how exactly. That he will never tell you because he cannot. It was a con, a lie. They say the HGV shortage is europe wide and nothing to do with Brexit and in the next breath relax EU HGV drivers visas. They think we are stupid. People like this should not be in power. They continue to lie and lie. The PM is reliant on weak yes men like this. We need more strong people with integrity in power.
Muppets caused the queues, there were no issues until the press , the media and the BBC made up the story about shortages and about panic buying . 99% of petrol stations were open and full on Thursday but they lied and said there was shortages . The left wing in charge of the BBC and media are determined to bring chaos to the UK.
Delusional. When is this muppet getting out, he’s had easy money for years by only ever making false promises… yeah Brexit is going very well… obviously clueless to what’s happening around him…
I'm with Carol on this
What I don't understand is why anyone thinks bringing people to work from abroad to work in what has been described as inhuman working conditions is Ok? Whether British or foreign workers, haulage firms have for to long treated staff badly, long hours, sleeping in cabs, low(ish) wages etc and are now crying wolf that they cannot get staff. As with many other trades, companies need to invest in training, provide decent working conditions and in this case plan ahead because the average age of a lorry driver is apparently 55 so thousands will be retiring in the next decade or so and will need replacing.
Cars don’t run on “sovrinty!” It would appear.
For those that say it was the "left wing media" it was also the Right wing news reporting this, same papers you read that were in support of Brexit and you believed, so a bit of silly argument really. The same right wing newspapers that tell you bad stories about the NHS but whose rich owners avoid tax which would help fund the NHS and cost the UK much more than any immigration. But hey....you keep on blaming "the left" - until you realise politics is much more complex than left vs right. But if there is no issue and its the "media" wonder why the government have had to relax EU HGV visa rules? Wierd eh! Guess that's all fake too. Let me know when you can face reality.
"For those that say it was the "left wing media" it was also the Right wing news reporting this, same papers you read that were in support of Brexit and you believed, so a bit of silly argument really. The same right wing newspapers that tell you bad stories about the NHS but whose rich owners avoid tax which would help fund the NHS and cost the UK much more than any immigration. But hey....you keep on blaming "the left" - until you realise politics is much more complex than left vs right. But if there is no issue and its the "media" wonder why the government have had to relax EU HGV visa rules? Wierd eh! Guess that's all fake too. Let me know when you can face reality." This just sums it up perfectly!
It says something about the man and the party when they can't fully understand the problems the conservative government have created. If all these issues are their mark for success, then the future is looking pretty bleak.
I agree 100% with Carol. Just like last year when the media started scaremongering about supermarkets running out of stock. All the sheep, like headless chickens, rushed out in a crazed frenzy, and cleared the shelves of anything they could get their greedy hands on, regardless of whether they needed it or not. There were and still are no shortages of anything, except people's brain cells. Last year it was toilet rolls that set off the rush. I never ever have had trouble getting them or anything else and yet to see these empty shelves that the media would have you believe.
People seem to panic more about so-called fuel shortages than when Covid was raging !
Maybe the petrol pump problems were caused by the media and the public generally believing them, but perhaps the real problem stems from our government not realising HGV testing centres were the root cause. Action could have been taken months ago by starting to clear the backlog then.
Captain Darling did you copy and paste Simons words? Anyway it’s toilet rolls all over again. I feel sorry for people who need to drive their car to get to work. It’s a nightmare. Also the sight of cars blocking roads wasn’t just those waiting to load up with fuel it was also the poor sods who just couldn’t get home due to roundabouts being gridlocked by idiotic drivers not leaving space to join the roundabouts.
Is no one taking a note of the delays caused by the DVLA. New HGV drivers waiting for tests, and many older drivers waiting months for licence renewals. DVLA staff working from home, where they aren't dealing with paper applications, and Trade Union instigated strikes. Where does that leave the blame game? Right / Left / Brexit / Covid.
I didn’t think the press over-exaggerated the fairly minor issue with transporting fuel. This crisis is due to the selfishness of people - not thinking about what we *all* needed (which was not to have a panic-buying situation). You’d think we’d have reflected a bit on our collective responsibility to each other after the loo roll situation!