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2526 clicks; posted to Politics » on 28 Sep 2021 at 2:20 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-27 8:49:49 PM  
Now that's how one writes an ooga booga headline
 
2021-09-27 9:09:10 PM  
But Brexit was exactly the right decision and they see no reason to go back.

F*cking muppets.
 
2021-09-27 10:29:51 PM  
What? You mean EU lorry drivers don't want to wait for unpaid entry for visas that will expire faster than the Grinch's heart on X-Mas Eve? Inam shocked, shocked I say.

/face eating leopards on standby if they can get a visa
 
2021-09-27 10:56:10 PM  
There were warnings about this a year ago iirc. Took a little longer than they suggested.
 
2021-09-27 11:53:12 PM  
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2021-09-28 12:12:02 AM  
If only someone could have foreseen these consequences of Brexit before the vote!
 
2021-09-28 2:24:18 AM  
Boris Johnson should be followed around by the music from the Benny Hill show.
 
2021-09-28 2:25:39 AM  
This will turn out OK, they will just blame immigrants for fleeing to the EU with the gas, then double down and buy cars with worse gas mileage
 
2021-09-28 2:27:07 AM  
So Russia trolled Brexit to shaltai boltai the EU, now UK BoJo needs to buy gas and smelly ol Vladimir Putin has gas for sale.

Even if I could warn the past about the future, they'd never do a damn thing about it or understand.
 
2021-09-28 2:30:22 AM  
Send the army out!

Oops now they're out of fuel too, shiat!
 
2021-09-28 2:32:15 AM  
Hey, at least the NHS received £350 million more per week, right?
 
2021-09-28 2:45:34 AM  
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Soon
 
2021-09-28 2:48:19 AM  

damageddude: What? You mean EU lorry drivers don't want to wait for unpaid entry for visas that will expire faster than the Grinch's heart on X-Mas Eve? Inam shocked, shocked I say.

/face eating leopards on standby if they can get a visa


This is the result of hating foreigners so much everything you try to do to court them, because you need their cheap labor since your own citizens view those jobs as beneath them, is always obviously marred by the fact that you really despise their being and wouldn't think twice about bodily throwing them in the ocean at the slightest problem, no matter how vital they are to your society.
 
2021-09-28 2:59:16 AM  
The Army's never on standby -- thats liek trying to put your wife on standby.
 
2021-09-28 3:02:58 AM  
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2021-09-28 3:18:34 AM  
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2021-09-28 3:24:41 AM  

Boo_Guy: Send the army out!

Oops now they're out of fuel too, shiat!


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Household Cavalry to the rescue!
 
2021-09-28 3:55:24 AM  
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2021-09-28 3:56:13 AM  
 
2021-09-28 4:13:12 AM  
But... but... but...

Brexit Bob swore this was nothing.

Days ago.

Could...  Could it be that he doesn't know what he's talking about?
 
2021-09-28 4:21:35 AM  
There is no fuel supply shortage, but just in case of any demand issues the army is standing by and ready to assist, as soon as they have been able to refuel.
 
2021-09-28 4:42:34 AM  

mithras_angel: But... but... but...

Brexit Bob swore this was nothing.

Days ago.

Could...  Could it be that he doesn't know what he's talking about?


He's also an utter c*nt.

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2021-09-28 4:48:12 AM  
wheres the war -- tea time?

/gallagher
 
2021-09-28 4:55:43 AM  
meanwhile, in ireland and the rest of the EU....
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2021-09-28 5:34:03 AM  

Richard Freckle: [Fark user image image 425x545]


I have most of them including this bellend on ignore. Have they arrived to tell us how this is perfectly okay and thanks to the $350,000,000 they save EVERY WEEK almost everyone in Jolly-Old is driving around in a free tesla hence the reason they there is no gas (sorry, no "jolly-old petrol") available and all those people are crisis actors?
 
2021-09-28 6:01:12 AM  
Leavers climax anytime the war can be referenced so fuel rationing must have left them incapacitated.
 
2021-09-28 6:15:09 AM  

Creidiki: Leavers climax anytime the war can be referenced so fuel rationing must have left them incapacitated.


this has always been bewildering to me.

living in constant fear of invasion, tough rationing, few consumer goods, no luxuries, bare bones subsistance as a result of a war being thrust upon them by maniacal dictators on the continent.

LETS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARILY RECREATE THOSE CONDITIONS .... but at least we wont have Bulgarians and Romanians in track suits hanging around in front of the corner market smoking.
 
2021-09-28 6:16:03 AM  
Putin must wake up giggling every morning knowing he helped Brexit become a thing.

Then he remembers Trump and pisses himself laughing.
 
2021-09-28 6:18:56 AM  
Liters are smaller than gallons.  Why are they running out of small amounts of gas?

Also, bringing in the military to resolve relatively simple problems is very in right now.  Here in MA our Q-anon governor activated the national guard to drive school busses rather than (gasp!) pay a living wage to drivers.

Just merge with the Republic of Ireland and make the new UK capitol Dublin.  Problem solved!

/You are welcome
 
2021-09-28 6:31:37 AM  

Father_Jack: Creidiki: Leavers climax anytime the war can be referenced so fuel rationing must have left them incapacitated.

this has always been bewildering to me.


That's because you're not a stupid, hateful, bigoted, ignorant, and gullible piece of sh*t.  That's a good thing.
 
2021-09-28 6:44:14 AM  

Father_Jack: Creidiki: Leavers climax anytime the war can be referenced so fuel rationing must have left them incapacitated.

this has always been bewildering to me.

living in constant fear of invasion, tough rationing, few consumer goods, no luxuries, bare bones subsistance as a result of a war being thrust upon them by maniacal dictators on the continent.

LETS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARILY RECREATE THOSE CONDITIONS .... but at least we wont have Bulgarians and Romanians in track suits hanging around in front of the corner market smoking.


The blitz was eighty years ago, to have any actual adult memories of that time you need to be approaching your century.

But yeah, black markets, lawlessness and deprivation are all on their way to a real big comeback.
 
2021-09-28 7:15:30 AM  
A lorry driver has explained why no one wants to drive HGVs in the UK

If Brexit hadn't happened, we'd still be exploiting eastern europeans willing to put up with shiate conditions.
Now though, drivers might actually get decent wages and conditions.
Corporatist Farkers hate the idea of businesses having to pay woekers properly; and would rather ses the UK back in the EU.
 
2021-09-28 7:22:06 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: A lorry driver has explained why no one wants to drive HGVs in the UK

If Brexit hadn't happened, we'd still be exploiting eastern europeans willing to put up with shiate conditions.
Now though, drivers might actually get decent wages and conditions.
Corporatist Farkers hate the idea of businesses having to pay woekers properly; and would rather ses the UK back in the EU.


I love the way this theory has been latched onto by the gammons, as though brexit was some act of magnificent altruism, aimed at improving drivers' working conditions, and nothing to do with getting foreigners out of the country.
 
2021-09-28 7:24:57 AM  

NewportBarGuy: But Brexit was exactly the right decision and they see no reason to go back.

F*cking muppets.


Once you go black you can never go back.
 
2021-09-28 7:26:19 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: A lorry driver has explained why no one wants to drive HGVs in the UK

If Brexit hadn't happened, we'd still be exploiting eastern europeans willing to put up with shiate conditions.
Now though, drivers might actually get decent wages and conditions.
Corporatist Farkers hate the idea of businesses having to pay woekers properly; and would rather ses the UK back in the EU.


hahahahahahahahaha
as if
good try though. it will get worse that I can promise you.
 
2021-09-28 7:38:10 AM  

omg bbq: Richard Freckle: [Fark user image image 425x545]

I have most of them including this bellend on ignore. Have they arrived to tell us how this is perfectly okay and thanks to the $350,000,000 they save EVERY WEEK almost everyone in Jolly-Old is driving around in a free tesla hence the reason they there is no gas (sorry, no "jolly-old petrol") available and all those people are crisis actors?


Winter is coming I think they're forming gangs to collect coal and wood.
 
2021-09-28 7:39:05 AM  
Its not going to help.  The Army doesn't actually have that many HGV drivers.  About 2000, according to some sources.

And many (around 40%) of the ones they do have are members of the TA rather than career army.  So most of them already drive an HGV as their day job so would not be available to drive a different one for the Army.

That's not going to put a dent in the current shortage.
 
2021-09-28 7:43:02 AM  

SoupGuru: If only someone could have foreseen these consequences of Brexit before the vote!


THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BREXIT!!!

I mean...industry leaders say there isn't a shortage. There is simply wide spread fuel shortages inconvenience because virtual slave labor from EU has moved on. There are plenty of workers on stand by:

1) The military could and probably will take over logistics. shiat-in-a-plastic-bag-for-Queen-and-c​ounrty.

2) Doesn't the UK have prisouns? Who wouldn't want a free day relaxing in queue instead of a cell? Think of moneuy saved on salaruy!

3) Finally, as a last resort mind you, there is colonial expansion. There just has to be an African or Indian nation in need of a stiff upper lip. Britannia could offer the savages free training in exchange for British rule.
 
2021-09-28 7:45:13 AM  

Father_Jack: Creidiki: Leavers climax anytime the war can be referenced so fuel rationing must have left them incapacitated.

this has always been bewildering to me.

living in constant fear of invasion, tough rationing, few consumer goods, no luxuries, bare bones subsistance as a result of a war being thrust upon them by maniacal dictators on the continent.

LETS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARILY RECREATE THOSE CONDITIONS .... but at least we wont have Bulgarians and Romanians in track suits hanging around in front of the corner market smoking.


Whoever said racism was in any way logical?
 
2021-09-28 8:02:57 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: A lorry driver has explained why no one wants to drive HGVs in the UK

If Brexit hadn't happened, we'd still be exploiting eastern europeans willing to put up with shiate conditions.
Now though, drivers might actually get decent wages and conditions.
Corporatist Farkers hate the idea of businesses having to pay woekers properly; and would rather ses the UK back in the EU.


That's remarkably similar to this, also written by a trucker.

Both say that the UK's problem is that they didn't provide services and conditions like you'd find in France, for example.

Perhaps they should have addressed the basic problems with the job before telling the workers who would put up with those conditions to piss off.
 
2021-09-28 8:10:24 AM  
In solidarity I will go out and fill the tank today.

/ When we bought our q5 we ordered the extra-large fuel tank
/ can drive 1000km before refilling.
 
2021-09-28 8:32:48 AM  

comrade: In solidarity I will go out and fill the tank today.

/ When we bought our q5 we ordered the extra-large fuel tank
/ can drive 1000km before refilling.


so that's like 5stone 20 shillings?
 
2021-09-28 8:39:35 AM  
Look how tiny all those vehicles are.  If this was the US, half of them would be huge pickups with flags and gas cans, and don't forget to fill up the ATV for when we go marauding.


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But these people--just sitting there.  No wonder they can't run an empire anymore.
 
2021-09-28 8:41:10 AM  

cryinoutloud: Look how tiny all those vehicles are.  If this was the US, half of them would be huge pickups with flags and gas cans, and don't forget to fill up the ATV for when we go marauding.


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But these people--just sitting there.  No wonder they can't run an empire anymore.


and look at them, supporting an EU business! WHY ARENT THEY BUYING BRITISH
 
2021-09-28 8:43:15 AM  

Father_Jack: comrade: In solidarity I will go out and fill the tank today.

/ When we bought our q5 we ordered the extra-large fuel tank
/ can drive 1000km before refilling.

so that's like 5stone 20 shillings?


I'm in europe (switzerland). That's why I have access to fuel.
 
2021-09-28 8:51:04 AM  
Tony Danker, director general of the business body, said: "There are labour shortages across the economy, and of course, the government is right that in the long run, we can't simply turn to immigration to solve those problems. But in the short run, there is no solution, other than to look that way."

But...you simply can turn to immigration to solve those problems. A labor shortage means you need more laborers.

Unless your government is about to reveal their project to have women birth fully functional adults with vocation training, immigration is the one and only solution.
 
2021-09-28 8:57:21 AM  
Maybe next time Brits don't take voting tips from a guy who looks like he could have been in a Black Adder sketch.

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2021-09-28 9:08:59 AM  

comrade: I'm in europe (switzerland). That's why I have access to fuel.


bisch schwiizer?

i'm 3hrs north of you up the A5.

the only reason i'm not in switzerland is because of your SVP 2014 Immigration Initiative. so now i'm in Nordbaden. Thanks a LOT, jerks.
 
2021-09-28 9:16:26 AM  

cryinoutloud: Look how tiny all those vehicles are.  If this was the US, half of them would be huge pickups with flags and gas cans, and don't forget to fill up the ATV for when we go marauding.


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But these people--just sitting there.  No wonder they can't run an empire anymore.


Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say
-- Pink Floyd
 
2021-09-28 9:19:13 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Tony Danker, director general of the business body, said: "There are labour shortages across the economy, and of course, the government is right that in the long run, we can't simply turn to immigration to solve those problems. But in the short run, there is no solution, other than to look that way."

But...you simply can turn to immigration to solve those problems. A labor shortage means you need more laborers.

Unless your government is about to reveal their project to have women birth fully functional adults with vocation training, immigration is the one and only solution.



See now, in typical remoaner fashion, you're all completely ignoring the potential to solve this labour shortage via an enormous economic contraction.
 
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