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The despatch box

We're you thinking what the Conservatives were thinking? Did you believe the Lib Dems were the real alternative? Is Labour moving forward not back? This blog will focus on all things political. It will be irritating, agitating and maybe just maybe it will get you thinking.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Crisis - what crisis?

Just what is going on with this so called petrol protest. Driving to work this morning I was delayed by cars all scrambling to get in to filling stations. Driving home the same thing happened. After watching 80 minutes of the Chelsea game I headed out to Sainsbury's. No unleaded - fortunately my Golf runs on diesel - and no queue at all.

HOWEVER - when the DTI was contacted on Friday the comment they gave out was that they had no contingency plans in place and there was nothing to worry about. Forgive me - but do they know nothing about human nature? Have they learned nothing from 5 years ago. If you tell someone that there is the slightest possibility of petrol not being provided for just 3 days - what are people going to do? They will rush out and buy as much as they can.

It isn't the petrol protest that is so shocking - more the complete lack of understanding that Government has about human nature. Perhaps Gordon Brown's mind is occupied with deciding what decor he wants in Number 10 as opposed to solving today's problems.


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