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(Al Jazeera)   Brexit ushers in a new green era in the UK, sales of gasoline have come to a stop   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2021-09-27 9:44:50 AM  
I had thought there was a general European short of truck drivers for some reason, rather than a lack of supply itself. Is this not correct? Brexit would be an issue but not for that.
 
2021-09-27 9:49:28 AM  
Did the plan to allow dirty foreigners in until Christmas Eve and then tell them to fark right back off again not work out as planned?
 
2021-09-27 9:51:20 AM  
WINNING!
 
2021-09-27 9:56:03 AM  
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I love how they think that without gas anyone is going to stop in to buy their overpriced crap.
 
2021-09-27 10:00:44 AM  
Cut to a video of Brits pumping petrol into plastic bags or tanks lacking stoppers in the backs of lorries trying to make it down the M1.
 
2021-09-27 10:06:23 AM  

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I love how they think that without gas anyone is going to stop in to buy their overpriced crap.


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2021-09-27 10:07:27 AM  
If only Brexit Bob were here to tell us that this isn't really happening.
 
2021-09-27 10:08:41 AM  
Nice headline.
 
2021-09-27 10:08:52 AM  
They farked around and found out.

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2021-09-27 10:09:02 AM  
Gonna be fun to see Clarkson driving a team of horses to pull his Lambo tractor.
 
2021-09-27 10:11:45 AM  
Haulier, sounds so much better than truck driver.
 
2021-09-27 10:11:51 AM  
This is just Project Fear. There's plenty of petrol available at many locations. Some even have diesel.
 
2021-09-27 10:12:22 AM  
All is well!
 
2021-09-27 10:12:37 AM  
So....there's an abundance of fuel, it's just not at the gas stations where you can get it. So shaddap all you Brexit naysayers!

/s
 
2021-09-27 10:12:51 AM  
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Brexit supporters seen threatening others for petrol.
 
2021-09-27 10:12:52 AM  

Gubbo: Did the plan to allow dirty foreigners in until Christmas Eve and then tell them to fark right back off again not work out as planned?


There was a statement the other day from the head of some European hauler's association basically saying drivers were uninterested because it was shiat pay, a hassle, and they have plenty of work closer to home.
 
2021-09-27 10:12:55 AM  
Boris Johnson is allowing foreign workers to come in to drive petrol trucks. I guess *giggle* England can't funtion *snicker* without foreigners taking jobs away from the English *guffaw*.
 
2021-09-27 10:13:10 AM  
I love how they think that without gas anyone is going to stop in to buy their overpriced crap.

Allow me to introduce nicotine and sugar addictions: the reason anyone ever goes in the store at all instead of just paying at the pump, except for cash
 
2021-09-27 10:13:30 AM  

stuhayes2010: Haulier, sounds so much better than truck driver.


Yeah, but why don't they say retailier? Or drivier?
 
2021-09-27 10:13:55 AM  
Jokes on you Remoaners.  I don't need gas because my proper British car won't even start!
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2021-09-27 10:14:33 AM  
Sales of gasoline never started here dumbmitter, it's called petrol - and way to use Aljabiased as your source.  No cookies for you.  Bad dog.  Bad.
 
MFK
2021-09-27 10:15:26 AM  
Nobody is talking about the positives here. They got their blue passports back AND they don't have to share what's left of their healthcare system with "foreigners" anymore.

Not having gasoline or groceries is simply the price of freedom.
 
2021-09-27 10:15:27 AM  
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2021-09-27 10:15:32 AM  

NewportBarGuy: [aljazeera.com image 770x513]

I love how they think that without gas anyone is going to stop in to buy their overpriced crap.


In the states they sell crack pipes at the register (disguised with a cheap plastic flower in the surprisingly heavy duty glass tube). People walk in to buy those, but otherwise, yeah, nah.
 
2021-09-27 10:15:52 AM  
Lets get this out of the way:
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2021-09-27 10:15:55 AM  

Somacandra: I had thought there was a general European short of truck drivers for some reason, rather than a lack of supply itself. Is this not correct? Brexit would be an issue but not for that.


There si, but it's not as bad in Europe because they can at least easily move drivers and rigs to locations of need. If only there were a way for the UK to be a part of a group of nations that could pool logistics resources to meet market demands.
 
2021-09-27 10:16:22 AM  
The problem here is the same as it was for toilet paper a year ago. A perceived shortage based on localised issues turns into frantic panic buying and creates a wider shortage.

This isn't Brexit-caused. It's caused by the general stupidity of the British public. Which also caused Brexit, mind you. So both are outcomes of the same thing, not cause and effect in and of themselves.
 
2021-09-27 10:16:31 AM  
European truck drivers already told the Brits to GFY and DIAF. Things are going downhill fast. Pharmacies are going to run out of drugs soon.
 
2021-09-27 10:17:15 AM  
I'm just going to keep posting this in every Brexit thread:
- this is not true
- this is the fault of the EC
- it is actually a good thing that this is happening, it shows that we have a healthy economy
- it would be worse if we still had all the Polish people in the country
- this has nothing to do with Brexit and the Brexit is not racist
- this is not true
 
2021-09-27 10:17:28 AM  

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2021-09-27 10:18:30 AM  

Dorf11: Gonna be fun to see Clarkson driving a team of horses to pull his Lambo tractor.


Even Clarkson was making jokes about Brexit, and he's further right than your average Trump supporter.
 
2021-09-27 10:18:40 AM  
Huh. Didn't think I'd actually get to use this again...
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2021-09-27 10:20:17 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Gubbo: Did the plan to allow dirty foreigners in until Christmas Eve and then tell them to fark right back off again not work out as planned?

There was a statement the other day from the head of some European hauler's association basically saying drivers were uninterested because it was shiat pay, a hassle, and they have plenty of work closer to home.


Almost like dropping out of the EU for no good reason, thus putting all the annoying bureaucratic bullshiat that comes with international travel back into place, was a stupid farking idea.
 
2021-09-27 10:20:26 AM  

Only You Can See This: Sales of gasoline never started here dumbmitter, it's called petrol - and way to use Aljabiased as your source.  No cookies for you.  Bad dog.  Bad.


The source is the Petrol Retailers Association, it's right in the article.
 
2021-09-27 10:20:52 AM  
We're getting really good at this, just waiting for the inevitable.
 
2021-09-27 10:20:53 AM  

hinten: I'm just going to keep posting this in every Brexit thread:
- this is not true
- this is the fault of the EC
- it is actually a good thing that this is happening, it shows that we have a healthy economy
- it would be worse if we still had all the Polish people in the country
- this has nothing to do with Brexit and the Brexit is not racist
- this is not true


I appreciate that you've done this without a wall of text
 
2021-09-27 10:21:32 AM  

Shaggy_C: The problem here is the same as it was for toilet paper a year ago. A perceived shortage based on localised issues turns into frantic panic buying and creates a wider shortage.

This isn't Brexit-caused. It's caused by the general stupidity of the British public. Which also caused Brexit, mind you. So both are outcomes of the same thing, not cause and effect in and of themselves.


I've been through two gas shortages in Atlanta caused by panic buying.  Once was just last May because of the Colonial Pipeline hack and once was in 2008 for no reason at all.  People just bought up all the gas:  https://www.reuters.com/article​/us-usa​-gas-shortage/severe-fuel-shortage-gri​ps-parts-of-southeast-idUSTRE48T4NG200​80930
 
2021-09-27 10:21:36 AM  

MFK: Nobody is talking about the positives here. They got their blue passports back AND they don't have to share what's left of their healthcare system with "foreigners" anymore.

Not having gasoline or groceries is simply the price of freedom.


Hey, you forgot that the bananas they don't have can be as curved as they damn well want.
 
2021-09-27 10:22:02 AM  

Somacandra: I had thought there was a general European short of truck drivers for some reason, rather than a lack of supply itself. Is this not correct? Brexit would be an issue but not for that.


That may be, but Europe can offer drivers actual incentives - and has a much larger population to pull from.  But they can't move into the UK anymore.  I mean, hell, the Merry Brexiteers have generously offered to provide 3-month non-renewing visas at slave wages, but who is going to come over and try to find a 3-month rental (which exist only in Faerielandshire) just to be kicked out come Christmas with a small bag of groats to show for it?

And the UK has a dearth of native qualified drivers.  They had relied upon dirty foreign unthings for that sort of thing for literally centuries, so Anglos who can actually do are thin on the ground.  Now they have basically resorted to slashing the license requirements down to "lack of a pulse is not a disqualifying problem" and "150 hours a week minimum for £3.75/week and working conditions of a Victorian coal mine".  And the guys who are actually qualified are getting actual bonuses and leaving their former jobs of short-haul moving - for things like trash and refuse.  So, you got your imported German snausages, but you are also hip-deep in animal waste.  When you isolate yourself with not only no planning, but a bullheaded devotion to anti-planning, you're isolation tends to hamstring any serious attempts to fix a problem.
 
2021-09-27 10:22:47 AM  

harleyquinnical: Cut to a video of Brits pumping petrol into plastic bags or tanks lacking stoppers in the backs of lorries trying to make it down the M1.


saw a series of photos the other day of a woman who went into the shop, bought a couple jugs of water, dumped the jugs, and filled them with gasoline
 
2021-09-27 10:22:49 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: The source is the Petrol Retailers Association, it's right in the article.


JFC, this is Fark, nobody RTFA.  Have you recently been hit over the head by an empty Jerry can, or maybe a full one?
 
2021-09-27 10:23:02 AM  

Only You Can See This: Sales of gasoline never started here dumbmitter, it's called petrol - and way to use Aljabiased as your source.  No cookies for you.  Bad dog.  Bad.


Aljazeera is one of the best journalist outlets around. They're worlds better than what passes for "news" in the US.
 
2021-09-27 10:23:09 AM  
Why doesn't France just be a dick about it and start turning away trucks coming south through the tunnel?
 
2021-09-27 10:24:25 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Boris Johnson is allowing foreign workers to come in to drive petrol trucks. I guess *giggle* England can't funtion *snicker* without foreigners taking jobs away from the English *guffaw*.


He's also looking for foreigners to work on meat processing plants so they can have christmas turkeys. Clearly things have gotten out of hand but its clear they deserve it.
 
2021-09-27 10:24:26 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Gubbo: Did the plan to allow dirty foreigners in until Christmas Eve and then tell them to fark right back off again not work out as planned?

There was a statement the other day from the head of some European hauler's association basically saying drivers were uninterested because it was shiat pay, a hassle, and they have plenty of work closer to home.


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2021-09-27 10:25:34 AM  
Mad Max Brexit?

"Their quest to be independent cost them their precious fuel.   A very short time and they were at each others throats for the precious petroleum.   Only the strongest, the fastest and most ruthless survived."

Fade in
A supercharged P-50 races down the empty M-1.  In pursuit, a dozen bikers on mopeds...
 
2021-09-27 10:25:53 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Only You Can See This: Sales of gasoline never started here dumbmitter, it's called petrol - and way to use Aljabiased as your source.  No cookies for you.  Bad dog.  Bad.

Aljazeera is one of the best journalist outlets around. They're worlds better than what passes for "news" in the US.


Tyrone Slothrop: Only You Can See This: Sales of gasoline never started here dumbmitter, it's called petrol - and way to use Aljabiased as your source.  No cookies for you.  Bad dog.  Bad.

Aljazeera is one of the best journalist outlets around. They're worlds better than what passes for "news" in the US.


Maybe, it doesn't mean they're unbiased.  I've watched enough of their news to know.
 
2021-09-27 10:27:41 AM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: Tyrone Slothrop: Boris Johnson is allowing foreign workers to come in to drive petrol trucks. I guess *giggle* England can't funtion *snicker* without foreigners taking jobs away from the English *guffaw*.

He's also looking for foreigners to work on meat processing plants so they can have christmas turkeys. Clearly things have gotten out of hand but its clear they deserve it.


Not just deserve. The Tories won overwhelmingly in the last election; the people actively asked for it.
 
2021-09-27 10:28:47 AM  

DannyBrandt: Why doesn't France just be a dick about it and start turning away trucks coming south through the tunnel?


Why bother?  It is more fun to watch the British expressions when people don't buy soggy lumps of boiled meat spiced with chalk and wrapped in spongey pastry, with a dollop of mine tailings gravy on top.  I mean, the joie malveillante is just so deliciously frissive.
 
2021-09-27 10:30:53 AM  
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Can I get some petrol now?
 
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